Happy Holidays!

Santa Archivist 1955

As Santa sets off on his journey tonight, we get a peek inside his Archives!

Note the photos of famous persons inscribed to him on the walls. This 1955 German illustration is by Ermich Huber. We call this Santa Archivist. It hung in my archivist father’s office every Christmas, and upon his retirement it hung in my various archive and library offices. By 2002 it moved to my home office where it is hanging again this holiday season.

I hope to be posting more regularly on Hunting & Gathering come the new year. My eye is healing slowly, but one way or the other – I will be back!

I wish you all the very best – for a happy and healthy 2016.

© E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without  written permission from this blog’s author is prohibited. The piece can be re-blogged, and excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


  1. And when Santa is done, he can relax with us…

    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Santa Archivist is wonderful. I hope that you had an awesome holiday season. Happy New Year!

    1. And Happy New Year to you, too! I hope to be able to post again soon.

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