Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A smiling Santa Claus climbs the chimney in this vintage postal card. His suit is trimmed with white fur, his beard is bushy and his sack is full of toys. The chimney of red brick has snow around it. The card was mailed but the postmark is not clear, so beyond 19xx I can’t tell …

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This little guy named Dale is in his creepers, showing off his stocking and looking back to Mama or Papa. The fire is lit in the fireplace, there is a candle on the mantle…the scene is well set for the arrival of Santa Claus. The family was signed as Dorothy, Norm and Dale.