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Artist unknown, Cover design for The Night before Christmas.  Watercolor, pen and ink, gouache, ca. 1888. 
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The American Antiquarian Society has some 1,500 pieces of original artwork produced by McLoughlin Brothers artists for use in picture books, games, and paper toys.  This cover design for The Night before Christmas is a fine example.  A jolly Santa beams on the cover, holding a smoking clay pipe in his hand.  With its rich shades of red, this image is nearly as fresh as the day it was created.

Adopted by Mike Potaski

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