Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded metal holiday or Christmas ornament, possibly iron(?) in the shape of Santa Claus. Metal with paint. Figure wears a red jacket with white trim and belt, red “Santa” hat, red gloves and pants and black boots on skis. In each hand holds a ski pole and has a red pouch on back. Face is painted a peach flesh color with black eyes, red mouth, and white eyebrows, beard, and mustache. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870-1900
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
metal (overall material)
brown (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in; 4.445 cm x 7.46125 cm x 7.46125 cm
ID Number
DL*298065.0194
catalog number
298065.0194
accession number
298065
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
subject
Christmas
Santa Claus
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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