Merry Christmas

Merry Xmas, “Little Willie” Littlefield, 1949

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1962 (22.2004)

Santa Claus Blues, Clarence Williams’ Trio; Charley Straight; Gus Kahn, 1925

VU, photo by André Kertész, December 23, 1931, (2011.7.64)

Let’s Make Christmas Merry, Baby, Amos Milburn and his Aladdin Chicken-Shakers 1949

Berenice Abbott, Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947 (669.1984)

The Be-Bop Santa Claus, Babs Gonzalez; Lloyd Williams, 1957

Unidentified Photographer, Street-Corner Santas Get on the Job, November 30, 1945 (2019.45.5)

Street-Corner Santas Get on the Job
New York — After receiving last instructions, including a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” which all good St. Nicks must observe, these three Santas leave the Ballington Booth Club of the Volunteers’ Bowery Community Center, 65 East Houston St., ready for work. They attended the Annual School Conducted for Street Santa Clauses conducted by the Volunteers of America, Organization which helps needy families in the city.
Credit (ACME) 11/30/45 (MD)


Bill Wood, [Santa Claus waving from a boat], 1950s (2010.14.59)

Christmas In Heaven, Billy Ward And His Dominoes


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