"DEAR SANTA CLAUS IS ON HIS WAY TO BRING GREAT JOY ON CHRISTMAS DAY": ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS-THEMED ACTIVITY BOOK FROM BALTIMORE'S HOCHSCHILD, KOHN, & CO., 1932
(CHRISTMAS). Fun for My Chums by Santa Claus. New York: Goldsmith, (1932). Slim folio (7-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches), staple-bound as issued, original pictorial paper wrappers. $225.
First edition of this advertising booklet intended as a giveaway to children visiting Santa at the Toyland at Hochschild, Kohn, & Co. Department Store, with eight pages in color, in original pictorial wrappers.
Published as a promotional gift for children visiting the Santa at Hochschild, Kohn, & Co. Department Store, this 1932 activity book promised to entertain young readers with poems, puzzles, drawing pages, and crafts. Baltimore's Hochschild Kohn was the city's largest—and most popular—department store chain. Its fortunes depended heavily on those of Baltimore's residents and it eventually closed during the early 1980s.
A very nearly fine copy.