Special Picture # 360 – The First Thanksgiving and Ancestors – 1621

Years ago I had seen this print at the Plymouth Plantation Museum but they were sold out and I could not get one.  I was recently reminded of it and went online to search for it. I found it and ordered it from the Plymouth Plantation Museum and had it framed to show my daughters and grandchildren on Thanksgiving.

The First Thanksgiving - 1621

The First Thanksgiving - 1621 (cropped 2)

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1 – Directly above the number, at the head of the table, is Governor William Bradford, an ancestor of mine (and my daughters and their children) from my mother’s side of the family.

2 – Above the number, behind the woman in white and the children, with his back to us and in a brown jacket, offering a platter of food, is George Soule, an ancestor of my daughters (and my grandchildren), from their father’s side of the family.

3 – Above the number, with his back to us wearing a grey jacket and pants, talking to some Indians, is Richard Warren, an ancestor of my daughters (and my grandchildren), from their father’s side of the family.

The First Thanksgiving - About the Painting

Needless to say, it was a big hit. One thing I am grateful for is the faith, bravery, fortitude, stamina and perseverance of these men, because without them, my family and I would not exist.

Judy Guion

3 thoughts on “Special Picture # 360 – The First Thanksgiving and Ancestors – 1621

  1. Pure Glory says:

    It is wonderful to have a copy of this painting that has so many family connections. We are definitely connected to our past bloodline and the decisions that they made. Happy Belated Thanksgiving! The best is yet to come!

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