Santa Gets a License

34635r From the library of congress:

Santa Claus receives aeroplane pilot’s license from Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Although there may not be sufficient snow for his reindeer sleigh, Santa Claus will still be able to deliver his load of presents on time this Christmas by using the air route. The old saint called at the Commerce Department in Washington today where he is shown receiving an aeroplane pilot’s license from Assistant Secretary of Commerce. for Aeronautics William P. MacCracken, while Clarence M. Young (right) Director of Aeronautics, Department of Commerce, looks on. Airway maps and the assurance that the lights would be burning on the airways Christmas Eve were also given to Santa.

Did they have more spare time in the 1920s for these high jinks? Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy new year to all of you.

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  1. a couple of observations:
    *Santa, like many of us, has put on a few pounds since the 1920s.
    *It took that long for St Nick to get a license? I bet that explains the look the gentleman standing is giving our fair Saint…

  2. The 1920′s were before my time – and before my parents’ time, too – but I’m pretty sure they weren’t spending hours reading emails and watching cat videos online every day. That sure frees up a big chunk of time.

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