Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Messengers of Santa Claus

'Fairy men, airy men, tiny men and fleet . . .'

In honor of the huge original size of this Johnny Gruelle piece, I've scanned and uploaded it at as a pretty large file. Download it and look at it full size to peruse the full detail of this beautiful art. It ran in the New York Herald in December of 1914, a time when newspapers honored beautiful graphics by printing them huge and cleanly printed.

1 comment:

Steve Scott said...

Absolutely amazing!
I'll bet it took him a week to do this and probably got paid $5.00.