Events and Celebrations

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Events and Celebrations


Items that are produced or celebrate a specific holiday or event, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Collection Items

The frontier holiday; being a collection of writings by Minnesota pioneers who recorded their divers ways of observing Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's.
One (1) collection of stories written about holidays, Christmas, News Year, Thanksgiving in 19th century Minnesota. This story highlighted is from a letter to the editor of the N.W. Democrat about Thanksgiving 1854.

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Boy holding large turkey
One (1) black and white photographic print of a boy in coat, pants, and hat holding a turkey and smiling. He is sitting on his knees outside, with a fence behind him.

Thanksgiving Masks
One (1) black and white glass negative print of four children wearing masks and suits for Thanksgiving celebrations on a street. Kids are standing in front of a restaurant window with a woman inside looking out. Signs for thanksgiving food on the…

The Saint Paul globe, November 22, 1903.
One (1) newspaper page from The Saint Paul globe paper, Minnesota, from November 22, 1903. It has a drawn cartoon on the cover with Thanksgiving iconography, including football and turkey.

Thanksgiving proclamation State of Illinois Charles S. Deneen Governor Nineteen hundred and six.
One (1) two page document of the Thanksgiving Proclamation by Illinois Governor Charles D. Deneen in 1906.

One (1) glass negative print by Harris and Ewing, photographer, of people leaving church after Mass on Thanksgiving day at St. Patrick's church in Washington D.C.

Thanksgiving in camp sketched Thursday 28th 1861
One (1) sketch of Thanksgiving in camp, during the Civil War, made by artist Alfred Rudolph Waud, 1828-1891. Sketched with pencil on tan paper.

President Roosevelt signing his 1902 Thanksgiving Proclamation act
One (1) photographic print of President Theodore Roosevelt signing the 1902 Thanksgiving proclamation act. Item from Library of Congress collection:

The first Thanksgiving 1621
One photomechanical print of oil painting, "The first Thanksgiving 1621" but Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, C. 1932.

World's Fair Weekly Program, Vol. 1, No. 6
Official magazine program published weekly at the Century of Progress International Chicago Exposition of 1933. Blue front cover with illustration of children walking toward the right. Reverse cover has yellow and white illustrated ad for "Enchanted…
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