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Sending Holiday Wishes from the Library’s Educational Outreach Office

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We were amused to find this image of Santa receiving his aeroplane pilot’s license from the United States Assistance Secretary of Commerce. It’s good to know that Santa follows the rules and had his paperwork in order before heading out to help with holiday celebrations throughout the world.

Santa Claus receives aeroplane pilot's license from Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Harris and Ewing, 1927
Santa Claus receives aeroplane pilot’s license from Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Harris and Ewing, 1927

Here’s hoping that your paperwork is in order and that you and your family follow the the most important rule of the holiday season: Make time for family, friends and relaxation.


  1. I love this image! Thanks for sharing.

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