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Re: [teacherartexchange] The image of Santa


From: david gran (dsgran_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 13:14:04 PDT

Sorry, you are quite right. He was popularized by
coca-cola, not invented by them. I did not state that
quite correctly.

--- Maggie White <> wrote:

> 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:
> 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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