Macy's Santa Claus, 1942 Claus family photo
Kathy Pinna

Macy's Santa Claus, 1942

Santa Claus at Macy's New York in 1942. He is skinnier here than we know him now - but this photo reminds me of Miracle on 34th Street. It's my favorite Christmas movie and was made only 5 years after this photo was taken, so the movie was probably pretty representative of the times.

Just like today, the kids got a piece of candy and told Santa what they wanted.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Marjory Collins, photographer.
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Photo taken at Macy's Department Store New York, New York USA on
Macy's Santa Claus, 1942

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