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Crying child sits on Santa's lap, 1948

Santa arrived by train to Bloomington on December 4, 1948, and spent much of the day greeting children in his specially erected hut on the McLean County Courthouse Square. Sometime during the day this unidentified little girl became separated from her mother, and not even dear old Santa could calm her down.

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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

December 14th, 2016