Happy Thanksgiving!

Illustration shows a young woman with a shotgun over her left shoulder and carrying a dead turkey.

Puck Thanksgiving 1904. Illustration by Louis M. Glackens. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.25905

In honor of Thanksgiving 2011 we feature a 1904 cover illustration from Puck, the humor and satire magazine, which shows a young woman with a shotgun over her left shoulder carrying a dead turkey. Artist Louis M. Glackens captures the intrepid huntress who appears to look at the viewer out of the corner of her eye as if to proclaim, “Yes, I’m perfectly capable of getting my own turkey, thank you very much!” In turn, we’ll simply proclaim “Happy Thanksgiving” to you!

Learn more:

Enjoy more Thanksgiving-related illustrations from Puck in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

Savor more of the work of cartoonist and illustrator Louis M. Glackens as he turns his artistic attention and sharp wit to a wide range of social and political issues of his day.

One Comment

  1. Martha Kennedy
    November 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    A very fetching image, thanks. The links lead to wonderful images, too, and wonderfully highlight art in Puck that merits wider exposure.

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