Happy Thanksgiving

Pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. Timothy Levy Crouch, a Rogerine Quaker living in Ledyard, Connecticut

Pumpkin Pies and Thanksgiving Dinner, Ledyard, Connecticut. Photo by Jack Delano, November 1940. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c04161

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.

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  1. sweet potatoe tiger fourteen
    November 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

    thank you 4 all. happy thaksgiving day.. N1

  2. Jeffrey Alan Castillo
    November 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

    This PHotoGRaPh, is the essence of SURREALISM.adios

  3. kiyohisa Tanada
    November 22, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Small happiness
    Dream to the future
    Anyone had an American Dream
    With infinite possibility
    The economy that grows up of America
    This photograph shows it.

  4. Heather Flack
    November 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    These were taken at my great-grandparents’ home. My grandfather is the gentlemen with the fork to his mouth. My mother is the 11 year-old with long hair in other pictures. Her brother, my uncle, is the boy with the overalls. Thanks for posting!

    • Jeff Bridgers
      November 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

      How marvelous, Ms. Flack! It’s always fun to learn about a personal connection to our pictures. Thanks for writing! Jeff

  5. Louisa Trott
    November 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Love the wallpaper!
    And I also like that the Kodak edge notches are included in the print.

  6. Beth McCracken-Harness
    November 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Very cool, Jeff!

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