Twas The Night Before Christmas

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Title

Twas The Night Before Christmas

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 a sleeping mouse family on the night before Christmas -- Christmas Eve! Above the mantle is one of Nast’s images of Santa Claus and on the mantle next to the mice is a copy of a Christmas Sketches book.

Title printed under image reads "Twas The Night Before Christmas, and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse".

Signed Th: Nast.

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

1886-12-25 (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, “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” The Archive Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://mcldig6930.omeka.net/items/show/1574.