Happy St. Nicholas Day December 6!

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The best known tale about the generosity of St. Nick is when he gives a poor man with three young girls gold for their dowries to aid in their search for appropriate husbands. Sadly, young women without dowries in those days risked the real danger of becoming prostitutes out of desperation and necessity to survive without a husband. 

This broadside, engraved by Dr. Alexander Anderson in 1810 and re-engraved by the artist in 1864, was distributed to the New-York Historical Society for its first celebration of the Festival of St. Nicholas on December 6th in 1810.

Print ::: St. Nicholas Center

In this image, the saint retains his traditional religious clothing and pose. The bountiful hearth is drawn as a traditional Dutch fireside, with a teakettle, waffles and cat. Note that one stocking is filled with gifts for the good girl, while the other stocking is packed with birch rods for the naughty boy next to her.  In many European countries, Santa's gifts were traditionally placed in wooden shoes rather than stockings. 

Images courtesy of Saint Nicholas Society, Wikipedia and the New York Historical Society. 
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Comments (5)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I didn’t know today was actually the day of Saint Nicholas in the whole folklore and religiosity of it all. Pretty neat

Dec 05, 2022 11:55 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Might I be able to use this as a re-blog? This one is definitely in the morning for one. Thanks for posting!

Dec 05, 2022 11:58 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michelle. Sometimes a history lesson will open your mind to the facts. Thanks. Enjoy your day.

Dec 06, 2022 04:14 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Though I knew about the folklore behind Santa Claus and the history of Saint Nicholas, your posting was a great reminder. Merry Christmas.

Dec 06, 2022 05:55 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It was fun reading about Saint Nicholas and I love the artist's sense of humor that add the switches for the naughty boy.  Thank you for pointing that out.

Dec 06, 2022 06:08 AM