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Each year, we introduce the Nantucket Santa during the Small Friends on Nantucket’s annual Nantucket Art and Artisan Show. With the show being cancelled this year, we’re accepting donations where 100% collected will directly benefit the the 70 children whose families work at 96 companies and organizations on Nantucket.
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The 2013 Nantucket piece features a replicate of an engraving of a South-Eastern view of Nantucket, drawn by John Warner Barber. Nantucket was just one of 200 Massachusetts towns featured with an engraved view in the book, Historical Collections, History and Antiquities of EVERY Town in Massachusetts, published in Worcester, Massachusetts by Dorr, Howland & Co. in 1839.
The light house on Brant Point is seen in the distance just above the two men sitting on the shore of the inner harbor. The distinct outlines of the town with its steeples and busy wind-mills contrasts with the gloom which broods over the rolling and roaring ocean concealing the shoals, a dangerous place for vessels unacquainted with its coast.
The blue hydrangea, Nantucket basket, and redware plate are unmistakable icons of this historic New England island.