Beardless Santa

Beardless Santa
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Title: Beardless Santa

Caption:"Beardless Santa--Fred Allen, radio comedian, simply couldn't wear the traditional whiskers while passing out these Christmas packages to Gilbert Katz, 21, of 449 Barbey St., and other patients at the Manhattan Beach Veterans Hospital. The packages contained razor blades provided by the Pal Blade Co. Looking on is National Commander David M. Brown of the D. A. V."

Date: 1949
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: Date stamped on verso: Dec. 9, 1949.
Grease pencil cropping marks.
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Hospitals
Subject: Allen, Fred, 1894-1956.
Hospital patients
Radio personalities
Santa Claus
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library
ID: HOSP 0517