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Thanksgiving: An Illustrated History

Thanksgiving: An Illustrated History

John Wesley & Sandra Lynn Thomas . Foreword by Daniel Zimmer

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There’s nothing like enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, the oldest American holiday, with nostalgic memories of family gatherings around the dining room table. See how illustrators have portrayed this day of thanks through the years. More than 700 illustrated newspapers, magazine covers, postcards, and prints trace this holiday’s history – from the Pilgrims’ first observance to the present. Included are vintage postcards and well-known publications like Life, The Ladies’ Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, and Harper’s Weekly. History lovers and collectors will find this a wonderful resource and an entertaining look back at days gone-by.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 737 color images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764338298 | Binding: soft cover


Avid collectors of all types of holiday postcards and decorative art pottery, John Wesley Thomas and Sandra Lynn Thomas also enjoy hiking and running.