Santa Claus Christmas Ornament

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Description
Handmade holiday or Christmas ornament, Santa Claus figure, stands on skis, holds a walking stick or ski pole in left hand, carries a green sack on his back. Wears a red velour coat with green belt and white cotton trim, a red pointed velour cap with white trim, green and black cotton pants. His face is made of plaster, pink painted skin with white eyebrows, white wool beard, and blue dots over white for eyes. Hands are made of pink felt. Skis are soft wood or cardboard painted brown and covered partially with white mica/glitter. Bent wire hook attaches in back to a piece of thread tied around chest. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880-1940
place made
Japan
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
red (overall color)
cloth (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
wool (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements
ornament: 1 3/4 in x 5 5/16 in x 5 11/16 in; 4.445 cm x 13.49375 cm x 14.44625 cm
wood part, original ornament hook(?): 1 1/16 in x 1 13/16 in x 1 7/8 in; 2.69875 cm x 4.60375 cm x 4.7625 cm
ornament hook: 1/8 in x 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; .3175 cm x 1.5875 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0195
catalog number
298065.0195
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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