Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
date made
Physical Description
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
metal (overall material)
brown (overall color)
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
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Santa Claus
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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