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Re: [teacherartexchange] The image of Santa

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From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 13:04:57 PDT


Actually, it was the great political cartoonist Thomas Nast who created
Santa as we know him, in the mid-1800s. I found additional info on him
(Nast, not Santa) here: http://www.historybuff.com/library/refnast.html

Maggie

david gran wrote:

><snip> In fact, Santa Clause in his current incarnation
>isn't only uniquely Christian, he was first imagined
>to look the way he does as an advertisement for
>Coca-Cola- uniquely american.
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>
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