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Mayflower Passengers poster showing those who survived the first year

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The Mayflower passengers poster shows passengers, named and grouped by family (top half of poster) and those who made it to the First Thanksgiving one year later (bottom half of poster).

We thank you and the folks at the Pilgrim Hall Museum thank you for your support of this educational poster.

You may also be interested in the Mayflower Passengers foldout print, which has all of the information and graphics from the poster, along with information about The Mayflower Compact, the signatories, and more. It is 8.5" x  22" and folds to 8.5" x 11.  Save $5.00 when you buy both the large poster and the foldout print.

This copyrighted work is offered through a special arrangement with The Pilgrim Hall Museum, which receives a portion of the proceeds from each foldout and poster sold. If you see this on Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble, or similar sites, the person selling it is ripping off the Museum's copyrighted work. Please let us know and we will contact the platform and request that the item be removed.

Also available, "Voyage of the Mayflower" collection. An original design created by artist Larry Stuart in a woven blanket, shirts, sweatshirt, cards, sticker, and magnet.


The Mayflower passengers poster shows passengers (top half of poster) grouped by family, and those who made it to the First Thanksgiving one year later (bottom half of poster). It is the most powerful image I've seen¬†of the impact¬†of the hardships they faced that¬†first year‚ÄĒand one of the most effective graphical depictions of historical¬†information I've ever seen.

We have talked several times with the folks at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, which is the institution that created this and from whom we purchase the poster, and they are thrilled, as we are, that there has been such strong interest in this topic and this graphical presentation of what happened that first difficult year.

‚ÄĒ Lee Wright¬† |¬† Founder¬† |¬† The History List¬† |¬† History Camp

Size: 24" x 36"

Also available, Mayflower Passengers foldout print which folds to 8.5" x 11" with all the information on the poster and information about The Mayflower Compact, the signatories, and more. Save $5.00 when you buy both the large poster and the foldout together.


More information on the individuals and families pictured

This poster shows the passengers aboard the Mayflower during its trans-Atlantic voyage of September 6 ‚Äď November 9, 1620, the majority of whom¬†became the settlers of Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts.

"The Mayflower launched with 102 passengers - 74 male and 28 female - and a crew headed by Master Christopher Jones. About half of these emigrants died in the first winter. 


There were five Mayflower passengers who died at sea in November/December 1620. Those passengers were followed by forty-five passengers who perished in the bitter first winter of 1620/21. The Mayflower colonists suffered greatly during their first winter in the New World from lack of shelter, scurvy, and general conditions on board the ship.


Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to one or more of these individuals who, 'Saints' and 'Strangers' together, would become known as the Pilgrims."

View the original list of passengers (PDF, 2.6Mb) from the handwritten manuscript of Gov. William Bradford, written up about 1651 (file link is to the State Library of Massachusetts).



This outstanding graphic was created for Pilgrim Hall Museum, which holds the world’s most significant collection of original Pilgrim possessions.

We’re able to offer this through a special arrangement with the museum. We appreciate the opportunity to bring it to a much larger audience of history lovers.

Source: MayflowerHistory.com and Wikipedia

To learn more about the Pilgrims and their arrival 

We interviewed Donna Curtin, the Executive Director of the Pilgrim Hall Museum, on November 24, 2020. You can watch a recording of that interview, which includes questions from the audience.

Donna’s institution is the one behind the striking images on the poster and we worked closely with her on the development of the foldout. Donna has her PhD. in American History from Brown University. Early in her career, she was an interpreter at Plimoth Plantation. The Pilgrim Hall Museum is the country's oldest continually-operating public museum.

We also have an interview with author and historian Linda Coombs (Aquinnah Wampanoag) about the Native American experience. Linda will discuss the Wampanoag’s experience with the pilgrims’ arrival we well as the effects of an epidemic that swept through and devastated the region just before the pilgrims arrived.

Linda is an author and historian from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the program director for the Aquinnah Cultural Center, and a Plymouth 400 Inc board member.

This interview was part of an ongoing series of ‚ÄúHistory Camp‚ÄĚ interviews with noted authors and historians Thursday nights at 8 pm (Eastern). They are streamed live at¬†HistoryCamp.org/online.¬†

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