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Union Christmas Dinner

Published on December 31, 1864, and drawn by Thomas Nast,  the above picture has Lincoln inviting the starving Confederate states to join the Christmas dinner of the Union States.  41 more words

A Tad on the Creepy Side

Things have sure changed since the old days, as I’m learning as I thumb through The Book of Christmas Things from the 1800s, a collection of holiday ads, songs and stories gathered and edited by one Robert F. 643 more words



Does the name “Thomas Nast” ring a bell with you?  Specialists in U.S. history know him well, but otherwise he’s not much remembered today.  But even though we don’t recall him, his influence is all around us at this time of year.  1,205 more words

Harper's Magazine Collection at Marywood University a Reflection of Early American Life

There’s a secret in the library.

On the lower level of Marywood University’s Learning Resource Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, lives an illustrious trove of eclectic dimension. 906 more words

Harpers' Magazine

Jolly Old St. Nick (Spoilers!)

Who was Santa Claus?

Father Christmas ~ Saint Nick ~ Kris Kringle ~ SinterKlaas…He is known by so many different names, bringing gifts to good children all over the world on the night before Christmas. 563 more words

Creative Writing

Santa Claus: The Ho-Ho-Whole Story (Checkpoints in an Evolution)

Twas the night before yesterday, I was walking through Times Square in New York City, gazing up at the festive holiday season lights when I bumped into a Santa Claus – literally. 743 more words