Adventures in Research: The Reindeer Racket
The Reindeer Racket: Yuletide Slides
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Old-time advertisements, from the late 19th to early 20th centuries, most making individual use of the Santa motif; a couple of sundries.
Puts Rudolph out of business.
That thing of the luck running out was a late invention.
The twattiest Englishman of all time.
Santa, out and about, with unknown female companion, whose expression is a bit austere.
The Bowl Fire. The next thing to an open flame.
Who says they were more pious in the 1900s? Here’s Santa, astrology and fortune-telling combined.
Scary Santa in carpet-suit.
Rabbit-toothed, and wild of eye, Santa in weird leather get-up.
Santa confiding a scheme, to an oversized and overdressed child….or is this an elf?
Bonus: A Little Holiday Silliness
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