Santa Claus Photos

Discover photos of Santa Claus, his friends and family, and locations where he lived.

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A photo of Harry G. Haight with Santa. The date is very early 1940's, Denver, Colorado. Son of Rose Bellender and Harry G. Haight, Sr.
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A photo of Macy's Santa Claus in 1924. Christmas is coming!
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Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
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Richard E. Mateyko as Santa Claus: This photo was taken in Calumet City, Il in the early 1950's when I was a student at Lincoln School, which is the elementary school across the street from where we lived. I know that my mother, Madge (Berilla) Mateyko made this costume. It must have been for a school play.
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A photo of a little girl with Santa Claus. On the back is written: Taken Dec the 5th 1922. No other information. But what a fun photo!
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Mary Louise Yarnall visiting Santa for the first time. Are you the real Santa? Photo taken in 1949 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
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A photo of Santa Claus seated on floor, surrounded by children, in front of a Christmas tree.
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This is a photo of Santa Claus added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
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A photo of little Betty Sze, daughter of the minister from China and and Madam Sze meet the American Santa Claus, who called to visit her at the legation today
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The Christmas post office "A la carte" has made its appearance on national capitol streets. Truck decorated in an appeal for early mailing for the Christmas season, with man dressed as Santa Claus on back of truck.
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This is a photo of Santa Claus added by Ancient Faces on January 9, 2012.
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A photo of Irene Rich with Santa Claus, December 1925 Irene Rich was an actress who performed in silent films and "talkies." She also worked in radio. Married 4 times, she had 1 child in each of her first 2 marriages. She died at the age of 96(!) in 1988.
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Jolly Saint Nick surrounded with toys ready to give out to the children.
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When the reindeer fail, Santa just jumps in a plane!
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You can't forget the troops! Santa at Bolling Air Force Base in 1923.
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This is a photo of Santa Claus added by Ancient Faces on January 6, 2012.
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A photo of Santa Claus "telephoning for supplies"
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A recent photo of Santa.
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Santa Claus standing on back of Washington, D.C., Post Office truck, decorated with branches and American flag]
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Santa Claus and Salvation Army musicians entertaining children on NYC street.
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A photo of Santa Claus leaving the room of sleeping child.
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Child in bed, dreaming of Santa.
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A 1906 stereograph of Santa with two girls . . .and a lot of neat dolls and toys! This is a staged photo but it looks like an authentic set with authentic toys. . .and the authentic Santa! ;) Stereograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, Underwood and Underwood
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Added Dec 19, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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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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A label featuring Santa Claus for Sugar Plums by the U.S. Confection Company, New York, in 1868. The label was entered into the Clerk's Office in the district of Southern New York. It's an interesting use of Santa for advertising in the mid 1800's. The image is familiar but has changed somewhat since then! Courtesy of the Library of Congress
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A drawing by Samuel Erhart of Santa Claus on Wall Street, for Puck Magazine,1913. The caption says "Chorus of Bankers and Brokers: Just say Christmas to us this year, that's all! We dare you!" The drawing shows a mob of bankers, brokers, and financiers yelling at Santa Claus. Santa is hanging off of a statue of George Washington which is standing outside of Federal Hall in Manhattan, New York. Here we are, 100 years later, and this satirical drawing could have been done today. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Samuel D. Erhart, artist. A little history: In the Spring of 1913, the 16th Amendment had been passed, establishing a permanent Federal Income Tax. In the Fall, the push for a Federal Reserve began in earnest. Wall Street and banks said that a Federal Reserve would be bad, but several Congress members pointed out that this was a position that was publicly taken to get the Reserve established: "You allowed the special interests by pretended dissatisfaction with the measure to bring about a sham battle, and the sham battle was for the purpose of diverting you people from the real remedy, and they diverted you. The Wall Street bluff has worked." Here is how Puck - a political magazine of the time - showed the battle. Wall Street won and the Reserve became law after the President signed a bill from Congress on December 23rd, 1913. Wall Street and bankers got their Christmas gift from Santa.
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A picture of Santa Claus making toys in 1907. You can see he hasn't gotten fat yet - and don't you love the toys and dolls that he's making? I bet they're worth money now . . . Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Underwood and Underwood
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Santa Claus on the cover of Puck Magazine in 1902. Santa is entering a window (not coming in through the chimney!) and two beautiful young ladies are accosting him. I think it's interesting how Santa is depicted through the years - this was a view of him at the turn of the 20th century. And Puck Magazine was only 25 cents!! Magazine cover courtesy of the Library of Congress, J. Ottmann Lith. Co.
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A photo of Santa Claus taken in 1895. No information on the photographer of where this photo was taken . . . but it was snowy! ;) Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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Santa Claus visiting children in New York City while the Salvation Army band entertains them. Santa may have grown a bit since 1910! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service
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Neil Marks trying to 'charm' Santa Claus in Fresno, CA.
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Added Apr 4, 2009 by: Pam Marks
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These are my siblings starting from the top going left to right: Hershel, Jr. ,Santa Claus, Bobby Joe, Susan holding Johnny, Virginia (myself), Rosanna & Richard.
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