Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Vintage Santa Claus

Vintage Santa ClausPrivacy & Security Notice The DoD Imagery Server is provided as a public service by the American Forces Information Service. and the Defense Visual Information Directorate.Information presented on DoD Imagery Server is considered public information. (High Resolution Image). (except where noted for government and military users logged into restricted areas) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
About Images on DefenseLINK, All of these files are in the public domain unless otherwise indicated.However, we request you credit the photographer/videographer as indicated or simply "Department of Defense."

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office.

Santa Claus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa" is a historical, legendary and mythological character associated with bringing gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The popular North American form Santa Claus originated as a mispronunciation of Dutch Sinterklaas, which in turn is a contracted form of Sint Nicolaas (Saint Nicholas). However, the Dutch Sinterklaas is different from Santa Claus in many ways: see the section on Dutch folklore. The Dutch word for Santa Claus is Kerstman ("Christmas man"). Santa Claus has a suit that comes in many colors depending on the country. The most common depiction (red with white sleeves, collar, and belt) became the more popular image in the United States in the mid-to-late 19th century.

Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Santa Claus. He was a 4th century Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity. In Europe (more precisely the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Germany) he is still portrayed as a bearded bishop in canonical robes. The relics of St. Nicholas were transported to Bari in southern Italy by some enterprising Italian merchants; a basilica was constructed in 1087 to house them and the area became a pilgrimage site for the devout.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article, Santa Claus

Rememberance Hanukkah 5768 and Andrew Jackson and Delft University of Technology rotates electron spin with electric field


Right Truth said...

Great Santa. I may use him with a link back to you next week.

Right Truth

sookietex said...

Thanks Debbie :-)

Happy Campers said...

Beautiful image...used Santa's picture in a post today with a link back to you :)

sookietex said...

Thanks Happy Campers, happy we could be of service :-)

Post a Comment