These vintage Santas look range from a little serious and even worried to as jolly as we’ve come top expect Santa to be. Because the origin of these images span decades, you can see how Santa’s image has evolved over the years. In case you’re interested to read more about how Santa has changed, see Wikipedia’s Santa Claus in Northern American Culture.
Mid-twentieth-century Santa clip art is consistently cheerful. In fact, those images of Santa — which are from the 1940′s through the 1960′s — are downright silly. See our collection of mid-century vintage Santas.
Click a Santa clip art image below to view and download a larger version (enlarged sizes vary):
For more Santa images, see our vintage Santa Claus Christmas cards, vintage Santa Claus kids Christmas cards (mentioned in the copy above) and vintage Santa graphics. There’s also plenty more vintage clip art for Christmas in our Free Clip Art Sourcebook.
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