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George P. Webster, Santa Claus and His Works.  New York: McLoughlin Brothers, ca. 1882. 
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After McLoughlin published Thomas Nast’s highly popular picture book version of The Night Before Christmas in 1869, the firm issued a number of spinoff Santa products, including Santa Claus and His Works, a poem by George P. Webster celebrating Santa’s activities throughout the year.  This cover design by McLoughlin staff artist Justin H. Howard shows Santa in his russet fur suit sitting cross legged, sewing. 

Adopted by John N. Hoover

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