The Face of Santa

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means there will be a couple of weeks break at the Archives.  We are actually going to close a little earlier than normal this year, to allow us to complete some major collection and repository management tasks.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

And now, a thought for you over Christmas…


Santa can come in all shapes and sizes.  He can be round-faced with a thick beard and look very, very jolly.

A good-looking Santa [from the Tom Lennon Collection, RW1574.237-743]
Then again, he may not be all that we expect him to be.  He might not have a large belly, a real beard or quite the right type of boots.  But when you are little, do you really care?

A somewhat dodgy-looking Santa [from the Tom Lennon Collection, RW1574/237/743]
However, I really think we should draw the line at creepy Santas.  Don’t you?

A creepy-looking Santa [from the Tom Lennon Collection, RW1574/237/744].

Have a very happy Christmas and we hope to see you in 2014.

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