Happy Thanksgiving!

A Peaceful Thanksgiving-Whittier, copyright 1910, John Winsch

 

As Thanksgiving greetings from the Rare Book Room staff, presented here are two items from our many special collections.  The post card, A Peaceful Thanksgiving, is from 1910 and includes a quote from the John Greenleaf Whittier poem, “My Triumph.”

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The manuscript is from President Grover Cleveland’s Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1885, designating and setting apart the day for public Thanksgiving, reunion of families, the suspension of all secular business, and deeds of charity for the poor.

Enjoy the Holiday!

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