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Title The First Thanksgiving
Date between circa 1912 and circa 1915
Medium oil on canvas
Private collection
Accession number Reproduction number LC-USZC4-4961

1 photomechanical print : halftone, colour (postcard made from painting). Postcard published by The Foundation Press, Inc., 1932. Reproduction of oil painting from series: The Pageant of a Nation.

The scene depicted here is a romanticized (idealized) version and not historically accurate. The clothing worn by the Pilgrims is incorrect, the Wampanoag did not wear feathered war bonnets, nor would they have been sitting on the ground.
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  1. " LET'S TALK TURKEY: 5 myths about the Thanksgiving holiday". The Patriot Ledger. November 26, 2009.


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