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Merry Xmas Special Question December 25, 2009

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Merry Xmas to everyone from Team Gyaniz.

Q. What is special about the picture below, it was the first of its kind?

Specials

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Ans.: First ever commercial Christmas and New Year Card.

First christmas card

First christmas card

John Callcott Horsley (born 1817– died 1903), a British narrative painter and a Royal Academician, designed the very first Christmas and New Year’s card at the request of his friend Sir Henry Cole (the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum)

The Christmas card was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 5 1/8 by 3 1/4 inches, in dark sepia, with a design of a trellis of rustic-work, in the Germanesque style, divided into a center and two side panels. In the panels were figures representing two of the acts of charity, “feeding the hungry” and “clothing the naked.”

Rightly answered by Mohit, Kaushik, Shrey, Anubhav ,Anjana & Vinayak.
Thanks Kaushik for the explanation used here in the answer.

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Q 22 – “Merry Christmas” December 25, 2008

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A along with B created something which is of big importance today. Put Fundaez

A

A

B

B

Ans.: Thomas Nast (A) who, with Clement Clarke Moore (B), helped to create the modern image of Santa Claus.
A classic version of Santa Claus, drawn in 1863 for Harper’s Weekly. Before then, most depictions of Santa Claus showed a tall, thin man. Nast drew him as the bearded, plump man known today.

Santa

Cracked by Aniruddha Dutta, Karthik Venkat, Debasish and Seekersagar.