Black Santa Claus Postcard

Title

Black Santa Claus Postcard

Description

This postcard is oriented vertically and has a thin white, holly leaves, and holly berries border around all sides. In the center of the postcard, the background is white. Standing in the center of the postcard is an African-American Santa Claus. His back is turned towards the left side of the postcard. He wears a long red robe with white fur trim, and a matching red and fur trimmed hat with red tassels hanging from the end. His long white hair, mustache and beard are visible as he smiles an open-lipped smile at the viewer. His head is tipped to his right as he looks out at the viewer. His right hand is placed on his right hip, while his left hand is held out in front of him at shoulder level. On each of his hands he wears green gloves with red stitching. He also wears a pale blue belt about his waist. In his left hand he holds an unrolled, long piece of parchment. On the parchment in red, blue, green, and black elegant script, it reads "Proclamation Christmas Greetings to all of you." At the bottom left corner of the parchment (seen on the right side for the viewer) there is a small tail of red ribbon with a red wax seal with a white holly leaf and three holly berries inside the seal.

Date

Date postcard was scanned: 20151110

Subject

Roseliep Christmas Postcard Collection
Roseliep, Raymond
Christmas Postcards
Black Santa Claus

Source

Raymond Roseliep Collection. Finding aids for the collection can be found at http://libguides.loras.edu/special/roseliep

Identifier

RoseliepPostcards_022

Format

JPEG

Rights

The Loras College Library rights statement is located at http://libguides.loras.edu/special/rights

Language

English

Coverage

Box 1, Tab 17

Contributor

Hahn, Sara

Type

Image

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

9x14 cm

Files

http://loras.libraryhost.com/files/original/d26b815cb1ceeb0db1e51a82f61abcc3.jpg

Citation

“Black Santa Claus Postcard,” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed January 20, 2022, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/2787.