Civil War Stars and Stripes Santa

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Description

Santa Claus has taken on many different looks throughout the centuries. One of the first images of Santa that we would recognize came from the illustrations of Thomas Nast. Nast worked extensively during the Civil War doing recruiting posters and Christmas images that reflected the hardship of the time. One of his most recognized images was of an American Santa in Red, White and Blue with Stars and Stripes. This illustration appeared during a particular low point in the war and President Lincoln gave Nast credit for lifting the morale for not only the boys in blue, but the country as well.

Dimensions 6.5 in
Brand Vaillancourt Folk Art
Country of Origin

Material

Chalkware

Seasons National Patriotism, Winter
Year Issued 1990
Issued Price

Classification Master Dealer
Quantity Painted

1173

Last Recorded Price

$160