. English: Thomas Nast's most famous drawing, 'Merry Old Santa Claus', from the January 1, 1881 edition of Harper's Weekly. Thomas Nast immortalized Santa Claus' current look with an initial illustration in an 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly, as part of a large illustration titled 'A Christmas Furlough' in which Nast set aside his regular news and political coverage to do a Santa Claus drawing. The popularity of that image prompted him to create another illustration in 1881. . 1 January 1881. Thomas Nast 10 1881 0101 tnast santa 200
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Dimensions:1875 x 2665 px | 15.9 x 22.6 cm | 6.3 x 8.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:4 June 2002
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