Sunday, December 20, 2015

“In 1926, a @nytimes photographer captured a man going by...

"In 1926, a @nytimes photographer captured a man going by the name of Santa Claus feeding pigeons on Boston Common. But perhaps he was an imposter. The same year, the @nytimes published a story with the headline, "Santa Claus Claimed as a Real New Yorker." The article began: "Santa Claus is peculiarly New York's own." After all, St. Nicholas was the patron saint of Amsterdams old and new. And the #SantaClaus we know today is largely a jolly amalgam of characters drawn by New Yorkers like Washington Irving, Clement Clarke Moore and Thomas Nast. This #nytweekender, we've been sharing photos of #Santa from the #archives of @nytimes. Visit the link in our profile to read the 1926 story. #🎅" By nytimes on Instagram.

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