These fanciful greetings are the work of Oscar Fabres (1894–1960), a Chilean illustrator who studied art in Paris and settled in New York in 1940. This set of eight cards include two each of four NYC images: Santa Claus and a doorman, Santa Claus in his sleigh, the Three Wise Men crossing the street, and Santa Claus with a mounted policeman.
The Oscar Fabres Collection at the New-York Historical Society features his commercial artwork spanning 1940 to 1970, and includes calendars, note cards, clippings, advertisements, magazines, children’s book illustrations, and these one-of-a-kind Christmas cards.
- inside greeting: Merry Christmas!
- 8 cards and 8 envelopes
- each card is 5 x 7 in.