Thanksgiving Ephemera Featured In New Book

September 28, 2011

There’s nothing like enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. The oldest American holiday, Thanksgiving, for many, brings back nostalgic memories of gatherings set around the dining room table – perhaps not always Norman Rockwell style – but always enjoyable. A colorful new volume by John Wesley Thomas and Sandra Lynn Thomas, published by Schiffer, (www.schifferbooks.com) highlights how illustrators have portrayed this day of thanks through the years.
Thanksgiving, An Illustrated History includes more than 700 vivid images of illustrated newspapers, magazine covers, postcards, and prints that trace this holiday’s history – from the Pilgrims’ first observance to the present. Featuring vintage postcards and well-known publications like Life, The Ladies’ Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, and Harper’s Weekly, The book is a wonderful resource for ephemera collectors and history lovers. Both groups, and the public in general will find Thanksgiving, An Illustrated History a wonderful resource and an entertaining look back at days gone-by!

 

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