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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt will spend Thanksgiving with the family but will have to leave Friday morning due to exams. He has been in good health and only felt a little homesick during an illness. Roosevelt traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to watch the football team. Harvard lost as Yale "played very foul." He is glad he is not a Yale freshman due to the hazing and the "scrubby" look of the students.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; College students--Social life and customs; Football; Connecticut--New Haven; Harvard College (1780- ); Yale College (1887- )

Date: 1876-11-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt inquires what members of the family would like for Christmas presents and also mentions Thanksgiving dinner plans with friends.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Christmas; Thanksgiving Day

Date: 1878-11-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt has been anxiously expecting a letter from Alice Lee and Rose Saltonstall. He has been avoiding making any engagements for Saturday. Roosevelt would like Saltonstall to know that he enjoyed the pleasant Thanksgiving at her home. From the accounts he has heard, Lee's dress must have been a success at the New Bedford party.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Scheduling; Thanksgiving Day; Dresses; Saltonstall, Rose; Weld, Christopher Minot

Date: 1878-12-06

Thanksgiving

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Print shows Uncle Sam, Columbia, and Puck sitting at a table, ready to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey dinner in a gallery with paintings on the wall in the background. Uncle Sam is gesturing toward these paintings, which depict Irish uprisings and unrest in England, volcanoes in Java, earthquakes in Italy, "Cholera" as the grim reaper in Egypt, French colonialism, anarchy in Spain, German militarism, and Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, standing on the body of a peasant in a painting titled "Russian Reform." On the far right, at a dock labeled "U.S. Navy," a ship in disrepair leans to one side. A bulldog gnaws on a bone labeled "New York" beneath a bench on the left. Caption: Uncle Sam "Well, we seem to be getting along a little better than the rest of the world, and if we can't be thankful for all that we have, we may at least be thankful that there are some things we haven't."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Columbia (Symbolic character); Thanksgiving Day; Dinners and dining; Turkeys; Art museums; International relations; Anarchism; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881

Date: 1883-11-28

Thanksgiving day, 1884 - "let us be thankful!"

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A glum Thanksgiving Day feast is occurring with the downtrodden Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine and his supporters "W.W. Phelps, [Roscoe Conkling at an open door], William Mahone, Cabot Lodge, [John Logan], Robeson, Dorsey, [W. Reid, Benjamin F. Butler], Elkins, Platt, [Cyrus W. Field, and] C.A. Dana" gathered around a table, and with John Kelly as a dog next to a plate with a small bird labeled "Compliments of N.Y. Citizens." Reid is removing the top of a platter labeled "Campaign" where there is a "Crow" that is "Compliments of the People." Through a window, where Puck is looking in, can be seen Grover Cleveland carrying a large turkey labeled "Presidency" over his shoulder, and across the street is Jay Gould offering his "Congratulations."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Thanksgiving Day; Crows; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1884-11-26

Thanksgiving Day, 1885

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President Cleveland stands at the head of a table with his cabinet officers around the table at placemats labeled "Bayard, Manning, Garland, Whitney, Lamar, Endicott, [and] Vilas," as Puck delivers a large turkey on a platter labeled "With Compliments of all Good Citizens." A notice on the wall in the background states "Public Office is a Public Trust." The centerpiece on the table is labeled "Prosperity."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Staff; Thanksgiving Day; Cabinet officers; Dinners and dining; Turkeys; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908

Date: 1885-11-25

Letter from Sarah Flandrau Cutcheon to Charles Macomb Flandrau

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Sally Flandrau Cutcheon scolds Charles Macomb Flandrau for writing her such short letters. Cutcheon goes on to discuss Patty Selmes's hunting plans, looking after Isabella Selmes, and going sledding.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letter writing; Brothers and sisters--Family relationships; Thanksgiving Day; Hunting; Sleds; Sledding; Luncheons; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953

Date: 1891?

Thanksgiving

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At center, young women watch a football game. Surrounding vignettes depict William McKinley as triumphant in Ohio, "New Jersey" cleaning up gambling and horse racing, an unidentified man, possibly Whitelaw Reid, eating crow with his turkey, John Y. McKane hiding in a hollow tree labeled "Gravesend" with a dog labeled "Newton" on a chain, families with baby carriages in Brooklyn under Mayor Charles A. "Schieren," David B. "Hill" in bed nursing a big-head, a tea party in Massachusetts, and Uncle Sam enjoying the Christmas issue of Puck magazine. Poetry accompanies each vignette, describing everything for which Americans ought to be thankful.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Municipal government; Civil service reform; Presidents--Election; Corruption; Criminals; Women--Social life and customs; Sports spectators; Football; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1893-11-29

No turkey for David!

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A distraught David B. Hill sits on the ground on a broken ladder labeled "Machine Nomination for Gov. of N.Y." holding a hatchet labeled "Hill" in his left hand and a turkey feather labeled "Defeat" in his right hand. The turkey, labeled "Presidential Nomination 1896," is flying away.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; Presidents--Elections; Turkeys; Escapes; Axes; New York (State). Governor; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1894-11-28

The glad Thanksgiving of some personages from Puck's pages

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In this vignette cartoon Uncle Sam sits in a chair, enjoying a good cigar and the latest issue of Puck magazine. The surrounding vignettes feature Puck characters who are thankful that, despite setbacks, they each have something this year to be thankful for, such as the very "British" game of golf, though polo and tennis are out of fashion; as police corruption surfaces, lower ranking officers are promoted; the mother-in-law has chosen elsewhere to observe the holiday; a meal is had for the asking; the Japanese may be winning the war, but they are not pushing the Chinese out of the laundry business; and football injuries are not severe enough to prevent playing in the big game.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Gratitude; Thanksgiving Day; Golf; Tennis; Polo

Date: 1894-11-28

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