One of Searle's long running 'characters' was the reindeer which he used to great comic effect on multiple occasions. A relative of Searle's similarly pathetic horse motif, the reindeer says everything about the human condition.
Young Elizabethan magazine, January 1959
Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog
This later cover was used as the basis for this promotional snow globe.
...and here's a version of the image sans reindeer
Christmas card design 1992
This piece is in the art collection of the British Parliament 'The ancient and rather touching ceremony of proceeding towards Christmas' 2009
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