On Thanksgiving Day, 1940, Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano shot a series of pictures documenting the celebration of the holiday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Crouch in Ledyard, Connecticut. In this clever composition, the tantalizing desserts fill the foreground while the feasting family is reflected in the mirror.
We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Prints & Photographs at the Library of Congress!
- View 19 photographs documenting Thanksgiving with the Crouch family in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
- Enjoy a colorful visual feast of Thanksgiving illustrations from Puck, the early twentieth century magazine of humor and satire.