Monday, December 21, 2009
My childhood notion of Santa Claus was largely formed by images from the Everett Shinn illustrated edition of The Night Before Christmas. Here are a few of those images, snagged off the web. My own copy of the book -- the same that was read to me as a child, is ragged, torn and marred by repairs done with yellowing scotch tape. Some day I'd like to own a nicer condition copy -- but I think I'll hold on to that ragged copy no matter what.