Episode 14

Department Store Santas

November 27, 2017

When the first department store Santa appeared in 1890, it wasn’t just a cross section of Christmas and commerce. It was also a major step in the evolution of Santa Claus.

An early department store Santa

Sadly, no photos exist of James Edgar dressed in his Santa Claus costume.

Fun Links

Music from this episode

  • Thannoid” — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive
  • Are We Loose Yet” — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive
  • Heliotrope” — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive
  • Wish Background” — Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech

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