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In Thanksgiving Daily: November 20

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 20, 2008


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Heap high the board with plenteous cheer
and gather to the feast,
And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band
whose courage never ceased.

– Alice W. Brotherton
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The Improvement Era, November 1940



4 Comments »

  1. Is that a drawing of a statue or a photograph? It has a number of similarities to the statue of William Bradford at Plymouth Rock State Park in Massachusetts, but there are also some striking differences including the large book in his hand.

    Comment by Researcher — November 20, 2008 @ 6:30 am

  2. It seems to be a “colorized” black-and-white photograph (the brown part) of a statue superimposed over a photograph of foliage (the blue part). The “about our cover” paragraph named the man who did the technical photographic processes involving transparencies to prepare the image for the cover, but it does not identify the statue or sculptor.

    This one seems to me to have more “movement” than the one linked to, too. Bradford, Brewster, or generic Pilgrim — happy Thanksgiving!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 20, 2008 @ 6:40 am

  3. It looks like Saint-Gaudens’s The Pilgrim.

    Comment by Justin — November 20, 2008 @ 7:59 am

  4. … and once again Justin swoops in with the answer!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 20, 2008 @ 8:30 am

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