History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

19 December, 2011

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Santa has been visiting children (and adults!) around the world for years!


State Library of New South Wales

Santa at a radio station Christmas party, Sydney, Australia, 1936. Source




State Library of New South Wales

Santa arriving in a chariot driven by a "sheik", c. 1930, Australia. Source




Stockholm Transport Museum

Santa on a tram in Stockholm, 1950. Source


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State Library of New South Wales

Santa at a department store in Sydney, Australia, 1946. Source




State Library and Archives Florida

Santa at the beach, Florida, 1956. Source




Leonard Mccombe, LIFE © Time Inc.

Santa taking a coffee break in NYC, 1962. Source




© IWM (D 5699)

A (female) Santa at a party for evacuees, Henley-on-Thames, England, 1941. Source




State Library and Archives Florida

Santa in St. Augustine, Florida, 1951. Source


State Library and Archives Florida

Santa giving a little boy a ride in his mail bag, Florida, 1947. Source


John Dominis, LIFE © Time Inc.

A sailor dressed as Santa for the kids at Guantanamo Base, Cuba, 1962. Source




Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

Department store Santa with a little girl, NYC, 1944. Source




State Library and Archives Florida

Santa with the ladies on the beach, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1952. Source




Martha Holmes, LIFE © Time Inc.

Santa chatting to a secretary, NYC, 1949. Source




State Library and Archives Florida

Seminole chief Billy Osceola dressed as Santa Claus, Hollywood Indian Reservation, Florida, 1959. Source



State Library of New South Wales

Santa in a jalopy, Australia, c. 1935. Source



State Library and Archives Florida

Santa on the beach, Florida, 1964. Source



George Eastman House

And Santa relaxes with a coffee, 1958. Source

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