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001xmas:
1885 Hand colored wood engraving titled, "Christmas Decorations By Jack Frost." Featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $80


005xmas:
1897 F.S. Church "A Christmas Welsh Rabbit." Hand colored half-tone published in
Harper's Weekly.
21 x 16 in. $150



017xmas:
 
1865 Shopping for Christmas Dinner. Hand colored woodcut engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "Buying the Christmas Turkey." Shows a crowd of holiday shoppers inspecting birds in an open air market.
11x16 in. $50


019xmas:
 
1870 Christmas Scene in the South. Old hand colored, engraved image from Harper's Weekly, showing a group of children celebrating Christmas with firecrackers and rifles. Title is "Christmas in the South: Young Folks Celebrating the Day." 11x16 in. $50



021xmas:
1885 Christmas Scene in Germany. Hand colored, engraved scene from the Christmas Supplement to Harper's Weekly. Title is "Christmas in Germany: A Street Scene." Shows people crowding around a vendor who is selling small wooden dolls.
11x16 in. $50



022xmas:
 
1878: Young Couple on Christmas Morning. Hand colored, engraved image from Harper's Weekly, featuring a young couple standing at their open window on a frosty morning. Title is "Christmas Morning: Listening to the Chimes." 11x16 in. $50



025xmas:
 
VERY RARE, Old Christmas Santa by Thomas Nast. This beautifully hand colored, rare engraved scene was drawn by Thomas Nast and published in the Jan. 4, 1873 issue of Harper's Weekly. Nast was the originator of our modern concept of Santa Claus, and this is a fine example of his work. The scene is titled "The Same Old Christmas All Over Again." It features two young children asleep in their beds, with fanciful images of toys and storybook characters around them. Santa Claus is in the front of the scene, bowing towards the children. Several repairs have been made to this print, by a restoration professional. The margins in the bottom left and right corners have been extended, where part of the paper was cut off, but the image is not affected. In the bottom center of the sheet, a one-inch piece has been replaced and a small part of the title is missing in that spot. Overall condition is really quite good, though, and this print would look fantastic in a frame!!
16x22 in. $300



027xmas
1888 Santa Claus Captured. This rare, whimsical view of Santa has him surrounded by countless children as he arrives to descend the chimney. This is a hand colored, original old print from Harper's Weekly Size: 22x16 in. $150



200xmas:
VERY RARE Civil War Christmas Santa by Nast. This beautifully hand colored, engraved scene was drawn by Thomas Nast and published in the Dec. 26, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly. Nast was the originator of our modern concept of Santa Claus, and he drew most of his classic Santa scenes for Harper's Christmas issues. His Civil War era Christmas scenes are among his best and most historically significant works. This item is titled "Christmas 1863." It contains six engraved views, superimposed on a wintery background of snow falling on bare trees. This print is in fine condition, with only a few very minor
repairs made by a
 restoration professional.
16x22 in. $300
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202xmas:
Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly dated December 26, 1874. Picutes illustrate the accompanied poem "The Christmas Baby" by Will Carleton. 11x16 in. $30



203xmas:
 
Carrying the Boar's Head at Oxford on Christmas Day. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly Supplement dated January 17, 1874. 11x16 in. $40



206xmas:
1900 hand colored half-tone showing sailors in a raging storm. Caption reads Christmas Dinner at Sea.
 From Life Magazine.
11x17 in. $30



210xmas:
 
Harper's Weekly dated December 20, 1879. Hand colored engraving from a painting by William Small. Picture captioned "Christmas Morning - At the Mast-head." 11x16 in. $20




214xmas:
 
The Illustrated London News dated December 21, 1867. Two hand colored engravings titled "Christmas Time - First and Second Floors". The top picture shows a family playing together enjoying the Christmas fun. The lower picture is a lonely man disturbed by the noise upstairs. Drawn  by Alfred Hunt.
11x15.5 in. $30



216xmas:
Harper's Weekly Supplement dated December 2, 1882. Picture captioned, "Making Home For Christmas. From Harper's Christmas, 1882." Picture shows two sailor's caught in a storm trying to make it through to get home in time for Christmas.
22x16 in. $40



218xmas:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper from December of 1887. Picture shows a rider coming into a camp carrying a pig with a chicken hanging from his horse. Caption reads "Christmas Eve in Camp. - The Return of The Forager." Drawn by
James E. Taylor.
11x16 in. $30
 


225xmas
:
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper dated January 13, 1877. Hand colored engraving titled, "New York City, - The Centennial Holiday Festivities - A Christmas Package Party."
11x16 in. $40



226xmas:
 
Supplement to Harper's Weekly dated December 20, 1890. Hand colored half tone drawn by Frederic Remington. Title reads:
On The Cattle Range -
 "What's the show for a
Christmas Dinner, Chief?"
16x22 in. $120


227xmas:
Christmas Flirtation. 1882 Hand colored Harper's Weekly by Thomas Nast.
16 x 22 1/2 in. $90
b/w: $75


233xmas:

1898 Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly dated January 5, 1878. A Christmas Sketch - "Five O'Clock in the Morning." Drawing by Thomas Nast shows two children looking at their goodies which are silhouetted on the front of their nightgowns.
11 x 16 in. $100



236xmas:
Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly dated January 3, 1880. " Another Stocking to Fill" drawn by Thomas Nast shows Santa Claus looking in on the new baby. Nast used his son Cyril as a model for the sleeping child.
16x22 in. $225



237xmas:
Hand colored double page engraving from Harper's Weekly dated January 1, 1876. "The Watch on Christmas Eve" from a drawing by Thomas Nast shows two children waiting by the fireplace for Santa. Their parents are looking at them from the doorway in the background.
16x22 in. $125



238xmas:
Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly dated January 3, 1880. "
Another Stocking to Fill" drawn by Thomas Nast shows Santa Claus looking in on the new baby. Nast used his son Cyril as a model
 for the sleeping child.
16x22 in. $250



239xmas:
Christmas Eve, 1862. Engraving from Harper's Weekly dated January 3, 1863. Nast used prints like these to raise the morale of the soldier in the field and of their families back at home, and help them to bear the hardships of a war dedicated to the preservation of the Union. Drawn by Thomas Nast.
16x22 in. $300
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240xmas:
Double page spread from the December 30, 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly. Thomas Nast wishing a "Merry Christmas to All". Large center picture of Santa Claus. Two small round pictures on top show a little girl and boy with their Christmas gifts. Two pictures in center on left and right side show family celebrations. Long picture across the bottom shows Grant, with the heads of his opponents, surrounded by the soldiers and politians that supported him during the Civil War. Picture captioned, Ulysses the Giant Killer. 16x22 in.



255xmas:
1902 Image of a little girl adoring her doll on Christmas morning. Elegant hand colored engraved image titled, "Christmas Morning, " drawn by Sarah Stilwell from Harper's Weekly. Shows scene of a little girl adoring her doll on Christmas morning.
 11 x 16in. $60



256xmas:
 
1902 Picture of a man traveling through the snow during Christmas. Gorgeous hand colored engraved image titled, "The Traveller's Christmas Luck," drawn by George Gibbs from Harper's Weekly. Shows a man traveling by horse through the snow during Christmas.
11 x 16in. $60









 


257xmas:

1902 Image of a stage coach breaking down right outside of town. Beautifully hand colored engraved image titled, "Breakdown of the Christmas Stage," drawn by S. M. Arthurs from Harper's Weekly. Shows stage coach breaking down
right outside of town.
11 x 16in. $60




260xmas:
1902 Picture of the children discovering that their parents are Santa Claus. Beautifully engraved image titled, "The Secret Out," drawn by H. C. Williamson from Harper's Weekly. Shows
scene of the children
discovering that their
parents are Santa Claus.
11 x 16in. $50




263xmas:
1902 Image of sailors dancing and celebrating Christmas outside of their ship. Beautifully hand engraved image titled, "Christmas On A Man-of-War and featured in
Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $60



272xmas:
 
1855 London: --- Returning From Church, Christmas Morning. --- By G. Thomas. Colorful lithograph by George C. Leighton, Red Lion Square which depicts a happy family returning from church on Christmas morning. Published in The Illustrated London News.
 11x16in. $100




274xmas:

1874 Christmas On An Ice Floe, 1860 (Latitude 67-1/2 Degrees North), An Incident Of the North German Polar Expedition. - Drawn by J. Tarlton. Hand colored wood engraving published in The Illustrated London News. Scene depicts a large
group of men
bundled up and trying
 to stay warm as they enjoy a glass of wine while admiring
 their Christmas tree
decorated  with lit candles.
 11x16in. $100




277xmas:
1890 1885 A Christmas Box. Double-page hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly in 1885. Scene shows three surprised, yet happy children as they open up a box to reveal a smiling Santawho was hiding inside! Drawn by Thomas Nast.
16x22in. $350



282xmas:

1877 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization showing children surrounding their maid encircled by a garland of holly. A poem titled, "The Christmas Baby" is presented on bottom right corner. Top border has some staining and writing which can easily be removed.
16 x 11 in. $30




284xmas:

1879 Wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper showing, "The Holiday Attractions of the Metropolis -- Incidents of Mr. and Mrs. Brown's Christmas Peregrination." Bottom left corner has a small piece missing and there is a name stamped in blue ink
near top right.
16 x 11 in. $40




285xmas:

1881 Front cover of The Graphic Christmas Number by the artist, A. Hopkins. Scene shows a woman with cherubs holding up Christmas lanterns that represent the letters
of the cover's title.
16-1/2 x 12 in. $50



287xmas:

1888 Harper's Weekly Xmas wood engraved cover by artist, Rosina Emmet Sherwood which shows a well-coated woman warming her hands by the fireside. Her gloves and muff rest on the floor next to her feet.
16 x 11 in. $30




291xmas:

1898 Hand colored lithograph featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Christmas Diversions of Camp-Life in Our Army." Several scenes
depicted on page.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $50




292xmas:

1859 Hand colored wood engraving on a double-page which was featured in The Illustrated London News titled, "Christmas Masque At the Court of Charles II." By J. Gilbert.
22 x 16 in. $150




293xmas:

1881 Hand colored wood engraving featured in the German version of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $50




294xmas:

1900 Hand colored lithograph featured in Leslie's Weekly titled, "Fishing for Presents -- An English Christmas Custom." Scene on left shows adults pinning the fishing line on presents and scene on right shows children "fishing" and others checking out their assorted presents.
16 x 11 in. $40




298xmas:

1898 Llithograph by Hy. Mayer featured in Leslie's Weekly titled, "The American Heiresses' Christmas-Tree." Scene shows two heiresses dancing joyfully near their Christmas tree laden with eligible bachelors. Very small stain
in top right area.
15-1/2 x 10 in. $50




299xmas:

1914 Hand colored lithograph featured in The Graphic Christmas Number titled, "Blindman's Buff." Scene shows a blind-folded gentleman surrounded by elegantly-dressed women and children on a dance floor.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $50




300xmas:

1884 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "Christmas Morning -- Presents for Grandma."
15-1/2 x 10 in. $40




301xmas:

1898 Half-tone featured in Collier's Weekly with a poem on bottom titled, "Christmas In the South -- Before the War." Poet is Frank L. Stanton and
Artist is Louis Loeb.
15-1/2 x 10 in. $40




302xmas:

1884 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Under the Mistletoe -- A Test of Courage." Drawn by William T. Smedley. Scene shows a woman looking through a book as she stands under some mistletoe and a gentleman standing behind her as he contemplates sneaking a kiss.
15 x 11 in. $50

Black & White: $40


303xmas:

1886 Hand colored double-page wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Here's A Jolly Christmas Load." Drawn by F.S. Church. Scene shows a woman holding dressed
cherubs as a crowd of them
and others look on.
22 x 16 in. $150



 
306xmas:
1869 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, "Home For the Holidays."
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $40



308xmas:
1961 Coca-Cola advertisement featuring Santa Claus whispering to a barking dog as Santa holds a bottle of Coca-Cola in his hand. Copyright 1961 The Coca-Cola Company.
10 x 7 in. $20


309xmas:
1918 Chromolithograph featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper by the artist, James Montgomery Flagg which shows a woman portrayed as Mrs. Claus who is knitting  Christmas stockings.
14 x 10 in. $50




313xmas:
1900 Hand colored half-tone featured in a Supplement to Leslie's Weekly for December 22, 1900 titled, "The Interrupted Christmas Dinner -- A Revolutionary Incident.
Artist is T. Dart Walker.
16 x 11 in. $40



316xmas:
1887 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "The Long Sermon and the Waiting Christmas Dinner -- Watching the Clock." Scene shows parishoners glancing back at the clock while the preacher drones on and on as they anticipate Christmas dinner.
16 x 11 in. $40


318xmas:
1893 Hand colored half-tone featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Christmas In the South -- "See, the Conquering Heroines Come," drawn by C.S. Reinhart.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $40


293nast:
"Santa Claus Can't Say That I've Forgotten Anything." by Thomas Nast. Double page 1886 Harper's Weekly. Hand colored, wood engraving.
15 3/4 x 22 in. $90 




319xmas:
1870 Hand colored wood engraving featured as a Supplement in Harper's Weekly titled, "Christmas in the South -- Egg-Nog Party," which was drawn by W.L. Sheppard.
16 x 11 in. $40



320xmas:
1891 Hand colored wood engraving featured in The Illustrated London News, drawn by Tom Taylor titled, "The Queen of Sheba: An Amusing Christmas Game." Scene shows a blind-folded man trying to locate "The Queen of Sheba" in a party game as guests look on.
15-1/2 x 11-1/2 in. $40



321xmas:
1894 Half-tone featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, "Christmas in Politics, A Few Things the People Wouldn't Have." Scene shows Santa Claus emptying his bag of political misfortune.
16 x 11 in. $40



322xmas:
1954 Color Whitman's Chocolates advertisement featuring Santa Claus holding an open box of a delicious Whitman Sampler. Other chocolate varieties are shown, all with a holiday theme. Copyrighted in 1954 by Stephen F. Whitman & Son., Philadelphia. Title on bottom of page is, "It
Wouldn't Be Christmas
Without Whitman's."
14 x 10-1/2 in. $20



327xmas:
1877 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "New York City -- The Centennial Holiday Festivities -- A Christmas Package Party."
16 x 10-1/2 in. $50



328xmas:
1890 Hand colored double-page wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Lighting the Yule Log." Artist is A. Barber. Scene shows a group of women celebrating the season with music and the lighting of a yule log as
 their cat watches.
22 x 16 in. $80



329xmas:
1892 Double-page wood engraving featured in The Illustrated London News Christmas Number, 1892, titled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Story," drawn by Lucien Davis.
22-1/2 x 16 in. $40



330xmas:
1881 Double-page wood engraving featured as a Supplement to Harper's Weekly by Henny Woods titled, "Stirring the Christmas Pudding."
22 x 16 in. $30



331xmas:
1878 Wood engraving on a double-page featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Christmas Fairy Gifts." Scene shows two young girls in wonderment surveying boots and fireplace accessories.
Artist is Frank Hall.
22 x 16 in. $50



332xmas:
1945 Color lithograph preview page from Esquire's 1945 twelve-page Varga Girl Calendar. Calendar Varga Girl is dressed in a seductive Santa outfit befitting more to a
woman than a man.
13-1/2 x 10 in. $40



333xmas:
1908 Color lithographed cover of The Saturday Evening Post from December 5, 1908 which is captioned, "Christmas Number." Cover front shows a boy playing the drum and a girl playing a coronet as
she holds her doll.
13-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $40



334xmas:
1876 Hand colored wood engraving featured in a Supplement to Harper's Weekly titled, "Stirring the Christmas Pudding." Scene shows a family gathered around a tub of pudding as a young boy stirs it.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $40



336xmas:
1860 Hand colored wood engraving featured in The Illustrated London News which is titled, "Christmas in Leap Year," by Florence Claxton. Four scenes surround one scene in the middle displaying "Xmas in 1860" and the "British Museum in 1960" which is portrayed as being an "Extinct Species."
15-1/2 x 11 in. $40


338xmas:
1883 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "His Christmas Gift: The Finishing Touch." Scene shows a seated woman looking up in awe as her gentleman caller places
a beautiful necklace
upon her neck.
16 x 11 in. $40


342xmas:
1876 Christmas Eve hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Christmas-Eve -- Getting Ready for Santa Claus." Image shows six black children hanging up their stockings in
front of the fireplace.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $60



343xmas:
Puck Hand colored lithograph titled, "Christmas-Traps for Poor Pater-Familias." By F. Opper. Lithograph by Meyer, Mayer,
Merkel & Ottmann.
13-1/2 x 10 in. $50



344xmas:
1876 Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization hand colored wood engraving titled, "Christmas-Eve
 in a Light-House."
16 x 11 in. $60



346xmas:
1846 Hand colored wood engraving titled, "Pictures For Christmas, -- The Mistletoe." Drawn by Kenny Meadows and featured in The Illustrated London News.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $60


347xmas:
Santa on Chimney waiting for Children to get to sleep. 1874 Harper’s Weekly. Hand colored, wood engraving.
11 x 16 in. $200


349xmas:
“A Merry Christmas” Nast’s depicts Santa dancing with Mother Goose as storybook characters watch. 1880 Harper’s Weekly. Hand colored, wood engraving.
11 x 16 in. $75



353xmas:
Santa Claus’ Route by Thomas Nast. Depicts 2 children plotting Santa’s Route on a world map. 1883 Harper’s Weekly. Hand colored, wood engraving.
16 x 22 in. $150


354xmas:
Christmas in the Hudson's Bay Territory, Canada. Drawn by C. Woodville. 1876 Illustrated London News. Hand colored, wood engraving.
11 x 16 in. $40



355xmas:
Christmas in the New World. Drawn by C. Woodville. Showing men camped in the snowy forest. 1887 Illustrated London News. Hand colored, wood engraving.
11 x 16 in. $60



356xmas:
"A Christmas Memory." Large double page portrait of a young girl surrounded by mistletoe/holly. 1884 Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving.
16 x 22 in. $80


357xmas:
"The Thanksgiving Dinner - Pulling the Wish-Bone." 1890 Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving.
10 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. $40


358xmas:
Christmas Morning. Drawn by C. Vigor. 1891 Illustrated London News Christmas. Half-tone print.
11 1/4 x 15 7/8 in. $40


359xmas:
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine." 1914 Puck Magazine.
9 7/8 x 13 1/2 in. $50


360xmas:
"Don't, Cousin Charlie!" - Drawn by F. Barnard. 1875 Illustrated London News. Hand colored, wood engraving.
10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. $60


361xmas:
"Assistant to Santa Claus." 1914 The Graphic.
11 1/8 x 15 1/2 in. $40


362xmas:
Without Benefit of Mistletoe. Drawn by Clarence F. Underwood. 1903 Harper's Weekly. Offset lithograph.
9 x 13 1/8 in. $40


363xmas:
"In The Children's Joyus World on Christmas Day. Little one's showing their deep delight in wished-for gifts received from Santa Claus. 1904 Leslie's Weekly.
15 3/4 x 22 5/8 in. $60



 
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