Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday of November every year. It has a rich history, dating back to the Pilgrims' first harvest celebration in 1621. The holiday has evolved over time and is now celebrated with a traditional meal, parades, and football games. Let's take a visual journey through the history of Thanksgiving. These images offer a unique glimpse into the customs, traditions, and symbols associated with the holiday throughout the centuries.
Jennie Augusta Brownscombe's 1914 painting of The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth displayed at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Massachusetts
Jennie Augusta Brownscombe's 1925 painting of Thanksgiving at Plymouth on display at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1942 photo of a family saying grace before their Thanksgiving dinner in Neffsville, Pennsylvania.