St. Nicholas Traveling Exhibit

Sample Exhibit Artifacts

Here are 82 of the 264 artifacts in St. Nicholas Center’s travelling exhibit, St. Nicholas, Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus. This representative sampling includes antique and contemporary museum quality pieces along with items from popular culture. Together these artifacts and images from around the world tell the story of Saint Nicholas.

Image files for publicity purposes

These images are available to exhibit hosts in hi-resolution jpgs as secured files. Email to request the password.

Photos: Robert E. Potter III, REP3.com, Chicago, Illinois.

  • 00 - Exhibit title Graphic
  • 01 - Handwritten Greek Icon, ca 1900
    13½ × 12½ inches
  • Watercolor, G. E. Mullan, 2006
    8 × 18 inches
  • Antique Belgian Wood Carving
    14 inches High
  • 04 - Watercolor, Carmela Boccasile, Italy, 1989
    10 × 12 inches
  • 05 - Handpainted Manna Bottles, Bari, Italy
    4 – 8⅝ inches
  • 06 - Icon, Rybinsk, Russia 2005
    Oklad from 1800s, 14½ × 17½ inches
  • 07 - Santo, Latin America, late 1700s
    12 inches
  • 08 - Retalbo, Arthur P. Lopez, Santa Fe, NM, 2001
    11 × 19¼ inches
  • 09 - Icon, oil on incised wood, Yevgeny Levchenko, 1990s
    14 × 24 inches
  • 11 - Ex-voto, Mexico, 1940
    10⅝ × ½ inches
  • 12 - Ex-voto, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1904
    12½ × 7¼ inches
  • 13 - St. Nicholas pointing to the Christ Child
    Llandro Pocelain Figures, Spain 2003, 1987
    11 × 3½ & 15½ × 5¼ inches
  • 14 - Medal commemorating 9th Centenarian of the Translation of St. Nicholas' relics
    1987, Bri, Italy, 4 Inches
  • 15 - Hinterglasbild, reverse glass painting
    Austria, 2000, 7⅞ × 10½ inches
  • 16 - Stone carving, Joseph Chiffriller, 2001
    16 inches
  • 17 - Print, Carmella Boccasile
    Bari, Italy, 2002
    16¾ × 18 inches
  • 18 - Chocolate Boxes, Austria
  • 19 - Hagiographic Icon
    Rynbinsk, Russia, 2005
    17 × 15 inches
  • 20 - Encaustic Icon, Ismir, Turkey, 2005
    5 × 7 inches
  • 21 - Replica Statue, Demre, Turkey, 2005
    8½ inches
  • 22 - Kilim, Turkey, 1999
    12 × 24 inches
  • 23 - St. Nicholas church souvenirs, England, US, Czech, France
  • 24 - Candy Containers, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands
    5–11¼ inches
  • 25 - Sinterklaas on Horse, Pipka, USA, 2001
    13¼ inches
  • 26 - Canvas Print, Fra Angelico
    Miracle of San Nicola di Bari
    12 × 12½ inches
  • 27 - Figure, German, 2003
    10¾ inches
  • 28 - Acrylic on wood, Ken Widing, USA, 2004
    19 inches
  • 29 - Acrylic Painting, Laura James, USA, 2005
    15 × 20 inches
  • 30 - Hinterglas, reverse glass painting
    Austria, 1880s, 9½ × 12 inches
  • 31 - Ceramic Plaque
    Maur Van Doorslaer, USA, 1995
    10½ inches
  • 32 - Bronze, Germany, 2000
    3¾ × 4 inches
  • 33 - Handwritten Icon, Niculita Darastean, Romania, 1998
    9 × 12 inches
  • 34 - Print, Church of Königsfelden, Switzerland
    7⅜ × 11½ inches
  • 35 - Speculaas (cookie) Board, the Netherlands, 1997
    9 × 14 inches
  • 36 - Speculoos (cookie) Board, Belgium, ca 1850
    5⅛ × 11 inches
  • 37 - Back of sugar mold, Europe, ca 1790–1830
    5⅛ × 8⅝ inches
  • 38 - Sweets from Belgium and the Netherlands
  • 39 - Tea & Liqueur, Austria & Belgium
  • 40 - Antique Cookie Cutter, Belgium
    9 × 8 inches
  • 41 - Chocolates and molds, Belgium & The Netherlands
    up to 20 inches
  • 42 - Ceramic Sculpture
    Maria Di Terlizzi
    Bari, Italy, 2004
    21½ inches
  • 43 - Ceramic Figure
    Emile Just Bachelet
    France, ca 1920s
    14 inches
  • 44 - Terra Cotta Figure
    Josephina Aguilar Alcantara, Mexico, 2005
    5½ inches
  • 45 - Figure, Bari, Italy, 2001
    13 inches
  • 46 - Statue, Malta, 2004
    24 inches
  • 47 - Chalkware Figure
    Monica Marceau, USA, 2001
    5 inches
  • 48 - Incised & Handpainted Gourd
    Julie Rossetti, USA, 1995
    10½ inches
  • 49 - Duncan Royale St. Nicholas, USA, 1983
    11 inches
  • 50 - Inlaid Wood Plaque, Alsace, France, 2003
    6½ × 9½ inches
  • 51 - Dough Figures, Lorraine, France
    6 × 11 & 4¼ × 5⅛ inches
  • 52 - Oil, Reverse Painting on Glass
    Magdalene Hniedziewicz
    Poland, 2001
    4¼ × 5⅛ inches
  • 53 - Hand carved Cookie Mold
    Oldrich Kvapil, Czech Republic, 2003
    with decorative cookie, 3⅝ × 9⅛ inches
  • 54 - Czech Figures, glass, wood, ca 1960 & 1930
    10 & 7 inches
  • 55 - Wood carving, Andrej Wojtczak
    Poland, 1997
    10 inches
  • 56 - Story Painting, acrylic on canvas
    Alexander Boguslawski, Poland/USA, 2003
    36 × 48 inches
  • 57 - Oil on canvas, Central European
    Old Master, mid-1700s23 × 32 inches
  • 58 - Oil on canvas, Bari, Italy
    14th–15th century
    30 × 25 inches
  • 59 - Sinterklaas Count-down Calendar
    The Netherlands, 2004
    12 inch diameter
  • 60 - Commercial Display, the Netherlands, 2005
    27½ × 25 inches
  • 61 - Illumination
    Book of Hours,
    Paris, France
    4⅝ × 6½ inches
  • 62 - Oil on Canvas, Nicola De Marinis, Italy, 2005
    8 × 8 inches
  • 63 - Chalkware Figure
    Judi Vaillancourt
    USA, 2001
    9½ inches
  • 64 Figure, Ruth Clotfelter Camenisch
    USA, 1995
    22½ inches
  • 65 - Cornhusk Figure, Czech, 1982
    This figure started it all
    8½ inches tall
  • 66 - Painting
    Anna Maria De Terlizz,
    Bari, Italy, 2006
    9½ × 12 inches
  • 67 - Marotte
    Lorraine, France, 2005
    5½ × 13 inches
  • 68 - Reverse Glass Icon, Ioana Popescu
    Romainia, 2002
    12 × 12½ inches
  • 69 - Nutcracker, Seiffen, Germany, 1992
    13 inches
  • 70 - Etching, #33/200, Ernst Fucks
    Austria, 1970
    13 × 14 inches
  • 71 - Enameled Bronze Icon, Russia
    9 × 10⅜ inches
  • 72 - Paoer Creche
    Prague, Czech Republic, 2001
    19 × 10 inches
  • 73 - Paper Craft Figure & Boot
    Austria, before 1930figure 10 inches
  • 74 - Terra Cotta Mug
    Sint Niklaas, Belgium, 1994
    4½ × 6⅞ inches
  • 75 - Sinterklaas toys from the Netherlands
  • 76 - Saint Nicholas
    Commercial Display,
    Belgium, ca 1970
    14 × 30 inches
  • 77 - Santa, USA, ca 1950s
    12½ × 17 inches
  • 78 - Sinterklaas Backpack with toys
    The Netherlands, 2000
    9 × 17 inches
  • 79 - Coca-Cola Advert
    Belgium, ca 1950 7 × 4½ inches
  • 80 - Royal Doulton Plate, England, 1976
    8 × 8 inches
  • 81 - Bas-relief Icon, Sofia Christine, USA
    10 × 12½ inches
  • 82 - Chromolithograph, Russia, 1902
    19 × 27½ inches
  • 83 - Hand Decorated Egg
    Ukraine, 2006
    2¼ inches
  • 84 - Haddon Sundblom
    Time advert, 1955
  • 85 - Thomas Nast Illustration
    Harper’s Weekly, 1881
  • 86 - Thomas Nast Illustration
    Santa Claus & His Works, 1869