Sarah Josepha Hale on Thanksgiving (1864)

Hale reflects on the national holiday she helped create in the midst of Civil War. (Note her “peculiarly” 19th century conceptions of politics, gender, charity, & religion.)

<< BEFORE: Ms. Hale writes an influential letter to President Lincoln




FURTHER READING: More editorials by Ms. Hale (editress of “Godey’s Lady’s Book”)

2 Comments

  1. Spectacular. SJH has been a favorite of mine for decades, and your simple drawings evoke her Thanksgiving spirit just right.

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