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These days people are forgetting that Santa has only been the jolly guy in the red suit since Coca Cola reinvented him. Here are some images of Santa how he used to be depicted.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
Early Illutration by Thomas Nast with Santa lynching Jefferson Davis.
St. Nicholas “Lipensky” (1294 Russian icon).
Excerpt from Josiah King’s The Examination and Tryal of Father Christmas (1686), published shortly after Christmas was reinstated as a holy day in England.
Folk Tale depiction of Father Christmas riding on a goat.
Saint Nicolas with Children, The Original Santa Claus.