I started amassing vintage Santa & Me photos several years ago and this is one of my favorites. Not only does the Santa look pretty good (albeit a tad young if you took those whiskers away) and the little girl is adorable. but it’s hand-tinted, which is quite unusual. Most Santa & Me photos from the late 1940’s through the mid-1950’s, like this one, are black and white. The one thing they all have in common is their charming innocence. It was a time when Christmas decorations were simpler and a visit to see Santa was a highlight of the season. Enjoy!
And may the upcoming holidays be filled with delightful memories of Christmas Past as well as delightful experiences of Christmas Present!