10 sinister Santa Christmas cards

10 sinister Santa Christmas cards

Late 19th-early 20th century

UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01:  Illustration of the Santa Clause in 1997  (Photo by Francois LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Illustration of the Santa Clause in 1997 (Photo by Francois LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

UNKNOWN, C.1880.  Die cut of a loaded Santa Claus in Victorian splendor with a sack, boots, belt, and hands full of toys advertises a shop in Cohoes, New York around 1880.  (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

UNKNOWN, C.1880. Die cut of a loaded Santa Claus in Victorian splendor with a sack, boots, belt, and hands full of toys advertises a shop in Cohoes, New York around 1880. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images) 

A vintage colour illustration of Santa Claus or Father Christmas holding dolls over the head of a sleeping little girl clutching a ball with a Christmas tree decorated with candles and stars and baubles behind and a basket of sweets on the bedstead.  (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

A vintage colour illustration of Santa Claus or Father Christmas holding dolls over the head of a sleeping little girl clutching a ball with a Christmas tree decorated with candles and stars and baubles behind and a basket of sweets on the bedstead. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Scary Santa Color-A.Noyer Postcard-France-c.1910

Scary Santa Color-A.Noyer Postcard-France-c.1910

circa 1885:  Father Christmas arrives with a Christmas tree to the delight of the children in this Victorian greetings card.  J Mansell  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1885: Father Christmas arrives with a Christmas tree to the delight of the children in this Victorian greetings card. J Mansell (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

PHILADELPHIA, C.1885.  A large die cut lithographic Santa Claus comes from a Philadelphia lithographer in the mid-1880s.  The die cut advertises a store with trimmings and fancy goods.  *** Local Caption ***

PHILADELPHIA, C.1885. A large die cut lithographic Santa Claus comes from a Philadelphia lithographer in the mid-1880s. The die cut advertises a store with trimmings and fancy goods. *** Local Caption ***

GERMANY, 1905.  Postcard with Santa Claus bringing the gift of a doll from another dimension, printed in Germany aroung 1905. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

GERMANY, 1905. Postcard with Santa Claus bringing the gift of a doll from another dimension, printed in Germany aroung 1905. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

 

Advertisement shows Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) with a needle and spool of thread, late 1800s or early 1900s. (Photo by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Advertisement shows Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) with a needle and spool of thread, late 1800s or early 1900s. (Photo by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

 

UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01:  Illustration of the Santa Clause in 1997  (Photo by Francois LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Illustration of the Santa Clause in 1997 (Photo by Francois LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

 

Vintage illustration titled 'Hands Up!,' depicting Santa Claus pointing a handgun at the viewer, 1912. Screen print. (Illustration by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

Vintage illustration titled ‘Hands Up!,’ depicting Santa Claus pointing a handgun at the viewer, 1912. Screen print. (Illustration by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)


 

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