Don't You Wish You Wore Stockings?

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Title

Don't You Wish You Wore Stockings?

Subject

Morris County Library (Whippany, N.J.); Morris County (N.J.); Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902; Drawings; Art reproductions; Illustrations; Wood-engraving; Reprints; Christmas; Santa Claus.

Description

A Thomas Nast reproduction drawing on the theme of Christmas depicting children ready to hang their stockings on the mantel of the fireplace only to ask their dog, “Don’t you wish you wore stockings?” in the hopes that Santa Claus would fill them with gifts and treats.

Title printed under image reads "Christmas Fancies – “Don’t You Wish You Wore Stockings?”". (Not signed).

Thomas Nast (American (born Germany), 1840–1902) conceived and introduced our modern image of Santa Claus. Combining European traditions of St. Nicholas with folk images of elves from his native Germany, he created the jolly gift-giver now associated with Christmas.

The Christmas Drawings of Thomas Nast, compiled by William Glover with a foreword by Norman Rockwell. The entire portfolio contains 30 reproductions.

Creator

Thomas Nast

Source

NJ 974.974 MOR BOX 54

Publisher

The World Publishing Company, New York and Cleveland, 1970

Date

1881-12-24 (Wood-engraving); 1970 (this reproduction)

Contributor

William Glover, compiler

Format

JPEG

Original Format

paper, drawing reproduction

Physical Dimensions

11 x 14 inches

Citation

Thomas Nast, “Don't You Wish You Wore Stockings?,” The Archive Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://mcldig6930.omeka.net/items/show/1573.