Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from the Clements Library

For this week, we offer a selection of Thanksgiving postcards from the Graphics Division. All three of these postcards depict the iconic Thanksgiving turkey. Two contrast the turkey with our other national bird, the bald eagle. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin famously preferred the turkey to the eagle, writing in a letter to his daughter, "For in Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You never know what you will find at the Clrments. Wonderful!

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