Round Santa Drawing

round santa drawingVintage color illustration of St. Nicholas from a vintage children’s book published by F. Warne & Co. from 1894. Originally designed as something of a drop cap letter to introduce a paragraph, with a little editing magic, we now have a round Santa drawing.

With a garland of holly berries and leaves, we see the profile of the jolly old elf with his white whiskers and red coat. A little small at only 300 pixels square, it might make a good stamp or inchie.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.