Last year I did a post about the iconic Coca-Cola Santa painted by Haddon Sundblom. Of course not a living soul outside my own brain new this blog existed so I'll give a link to that post.
What you see below is the cover of a wonderful book of these very Santas. I've put a link to the book in the left-hand column. It's a book with beautifully reproduced vintage Coca-Cola ads. Brings back the Santa I remember from my childhood.
And here is the oldest Santa Coca-Cola ad I have. It's from the December 1939 National Geographic.
Click on image to see it larger.
Now, to read a bit about Haddon Sundblom and see some of his other work click on the following links:
American Art Archives (Dave, make sure you click on this one. There's a surprise there for you.)
Haddon Sundblom at Wikipedia You'll be surprised to see his last "Santa"
And from the wonderful blog Today's Inspiration: