Memories of Santa - 24 Piece Lot
This is an incredibly elegant lot of ornaments. It would be beautiful as a an homage to Christmas displayed on a mantel or actual display case.
THIS IS THE INFORMATION ON THE ORNAMENT INSERTS:
About The Memories of Santa...
THE MEMORIES OF SANTA COLLECTION ARE AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS FROM ANTIQUE CHOCOLATE MOLDS, EARLY CHROMO-LITHOGRAPHS AND TURN-OF-THE-CENTRY POST CARDS. THESE BEAUTIFUL REPLICAS DEPICT THE EVOLUTION OF SANTA CLAUS FROM THE EARLY ST. NICHOLAS TO THE SANTA WE KNOW TODAY.
ALTHOUGH HIS GARMENTS CHANGED FROM DECADE TO DECADE AND HIS NAME VARIED FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, THE GENEROITY AND SPIRIT OF OLD ST. NICHOLAS SURVIVED THROUGH THE AGES UNTIL HE BECAME THE GIFT-GIVING JOLLY OLD SANTA CLAUS OF OUR TIME.
1. 1860 - Father Christmas with Turkey - At Christmas time in England, the turkey was the popular feast bird before it was used at Thanksgiving in America .
2. 1867 - This Santa Claus, drawn by Charles G. Bush, appeared in Harper's Weekly December 28, 1867
3. 1887 - The Trojan Santa -Dressed in black fur, was inspired by a trade card distributed by the Troy Bazaar, Troy , NY .
4. & 5. 1888 - Father Christmas, with the wassail bowl, from an illustration in a December issue of "Punch." (Duplicate of this one.)
6. 1889 - Mr. Santa Claus - Inspired by an illustration in the book of the poem "Good Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride," 1889. Copy of poem insert included with Mrs. Santa Claus.
7. 1889 - Mrs. Santa Claus - The poem (above) was written by the renowned Katherine Lee Bates, who later wrote America the Beautiful. The poem and illustration are the first known historical appearance of Mrs. Claus. The entire poem insert is enclosed with the Mrs. Claus figure.
8. 1889 - St. Nicholas, from a German chromolithograph decoration which also depicted the sleeping girl to whom he was delivering a doll. (It appears that Memories of Christmas put out different reflections of Santa for the same year as Mr. and Mrs. Claus both reflect the year 1889.)
9. 1890 - This dashing Santa graced the cover of Puck magazine for December 3, 1890.
10. 1891 - Department Store Santa - An early Santa sitting on his throne, inspired by an advertising card from Lansburgh's. (Insert included specific to this ornament.)
11. 1898 - Weihnachtsmann - German St. Nicholas with walking stick. (In my research on these t is another Memories of Santa showing Santa with a telephone, this is not that Santa.)
12. 1899 - Santa Claus - Created for the cover of "The Night Before Christmas", published at the turn of the century.
13. 1900 - Sint Niklaes - From Belgium, robed in blue and bearing toys and a tree.
14. 1902 - Pere Noel - From France, dressed in warm brown, trimmed with fur.
15. 1903 - Wearing a heavy white fur floor-length coat, this replica was modeled after an early 20 th century cotton batting Santa under the base of the original was a label with Cyrillic lettering, indicating its Russian origin.
16. 1910 - Stnt Niklaes of Belgium dressed in ecclesiastical robes, carrying a symbolic gold ball and crooked staff.
17. 1911 - Rarely depicted in green clothing, this Santa has its origins in an early Christmas card illustration from Germany .
18. 1914 - Saint Nicholas in burgundy robe and holly wreath crown carrying toys in his bag and on his belt.
19. 1915 - Santa standing in a pile of letters marked MOS. I believe this must be a special edition Santa as I cannot find any information on it. The date on the sticker is 1995.
20. & 21. 1917 - A Belgian Santa in brown and white from an old Christmas card caricature of the World War I era.
(T is a duplicate of this Santa.)
22. 1937 - This Santa is dedicated to the memory of Fred Cline who passed away September 15, 1993. Fred was the General manager of Christmas Reproductions, Inc. since 1983. It is based on a picture of Fred with Santa taken with Santa when Fred was a boy. This was a Limited Edition ornament for members of Memories ...