Uncle Sam carving the Thanksgiving Turkey

Uncle Samís Thanksgiving Dinner by Thomas Nast appeared in the Nov. 20, 1869 issue of Harperís Weekly to commemorate the 14th Amendment. This and other pictures were part of the talk "Star-Spangled Turkeys: Patriotism in the Visual Culture of Thanksgiving, 1863-1913" by Daniel Gifford during one of the Food and Culture panels at this year's Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference.

©2006 Patricia Bixler Reber

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