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4718. CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LIGHT-HOUSE. Harper’s Weekly. December 30, 1876

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4718. CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LIGHT-HOUSE. Harper’s Weekly. December 30, 1876

4718nn. CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LIGHT-HOUSE. Harper’s Weekly. December 30, 1876. Beautiful original b/w, 11”x15”, full front page detailed woodcut illustration showing the undaunted light-keeper scraping ice from the lantern amidst a raging storm. Seen many times as a re-print, this original would be beautiful matted and framed. Beautiful detail and wonderful for display. Clean, crisp, only light age toning to margins. Full issue. (VG+). $38.

4718gg. CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LIGHT-HOUSE. Harper’s Weekly. December 30, 1876. 1pp. Beautiful, 11”x15”, full front page detailed woodcut illustration showing the undaunted light-keeper scraping ice from the lantern amidst a raging storm. Seen many times as a re-print, this original would be beautiful matted and framed. Also included in this 1876 Christmas issue, is a full-page: “Christmas Eve–Getting Ready For Santa Claus” “Christmas In A Fishing Smack” and a few others. But the prime Christmas print has to be the very nice full page Thomas Nast print: ” ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” showing a child hanging a Christmas stocking at the fireplace, with a small cameo print of Santa Claus in the fireplace screen. Nast is noted for creating the bearded image of Uncle Sam that we know today, as well as the image of the plump, jolly Santa Clause image,  and this first of his Santa Clause illustrations demands a premium in historic circles. b/w. Full issue, clean light age toning. (VG+) $48.