"A Merry Christmas" Father Christmas and Sleigh Postcard

Title

"A Merry Christmas" Father Christmas and Sleigh Postcard

Description

This postcard is oriented vertically and shows a wintertime night scene. Towards the top of the postcard a dark night sky is seen with a bright full moon towards the upper left corner. Lit homes and apartments are seen and snow sits on the rooftops. In the immediate foreground toward the right side of the card is Father Christmas wearing a long red robe with white fur trim and a hat to match. His hands are covered by white gloves and in his left hand he holds a tan bag full of something. His right hand is placed on a brown building to his right, This building has icicles hanging from its rooftop seen toward the center top of the card. It also has a lit window near Father Christmas' head with six panes. Around his waist is a piece of twine which hods a bundle of dried branches and a tan satchel. In front of him, leaning on its side against the brown building, is a small evergreen tree with a base made of two small pieces of wood nailed together to make an "X." To Father Christmas' immediate left is a wooden sleigh carrying wrapped packages. The sleigh sits low and reaches just past Father Christmas' ankles. A piece of brown string is tied on the front of the sleigh and lays on the snowy street. Father Christmas appears to be looking down at the sleigh. To the left of the sleigh in the corner it reads "A Merry Christmas" in brown script.

Date

Date postcard was scanned: 20151112

Subject

Roseliep Christmas Postcard Collection
Roseliep, Raymond
Christmas Postcards
Santa Claus

Source

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

Identifier

RoseliepPostcards_025

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/aab439a92a16c6ca373a018d8942c442.jpg

Citation

“"A Merry Christmas" Father Christmas and Sleigh Postcard,” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2021, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/2798.