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SHH005 Santa Claus

FILES

SHH005.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

SHH005 Santa Claus

Description

Christmas window display at Heironimus utilizing the editorial written by Virginia O'Hanlon to the New York Sun on 21 September 1897 asking 'Is there a Santa Claus?'. The editorial prompted the reply of one of the paper's editors, Frances Church, to respond, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". The editorial would become part of popular Christmas folklore.

Creator

Gray Studio

Source

The display depicted in this photograph was designed by Francis Marion Wilkinson, nicknamed "Chick", who was employed as a display manager for Heironimus in the 1930s and 1940s.

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

Circa 1940

Contributor

Catherine Nichols

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Photograph

Type

Still Image

Identifier

SHH005

Citation

Gray Studio, “SHH005 Santa Claus,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed January 26, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/SHH005.