Seeking liberty the Pilgrims left Plymouth, England on the Mayflower in September 1620 arriving in Massachusetts in late November. Unprepared for the harsh winter, half of the 102 Pilgrims did not survive the first winter due to starvation and sickness. With much prayer and assistance from the Native Americans, the surviving Pilgrims enjoyed a bountiful harvest in 1621. In celebration of the successful season, a three day harvest festival was celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Native American friends. This is considered to be the first U.S. Thanksgiving.
There were 32 children listed as passengers on the Mayflower. Today's postcard depicts two of these young Pilgrims playing games with their new friends. You can almost hear the laughter and singing as these children dance around the pumpkin.
|Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection|
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