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Thursday, 28 November 2019

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Mike, I appreciate the thought and your focus on the purpose of the holidy, leaving its checkered history aside, but couldn't you have found a Norman Rockwell to make your point? Wyeth brings so much more to the table, such as https://doubtfulsea.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/1911_ncwyeth_treasureisland.jpg
or this one
http://www.justanotherpirateblog.com/index.php/painting-blog/51-nc-wyeth-illustrations-for-treasure-island
The illustration that you chose is really over-the-top.

[I have very few choices. The days of bloggers being able to republish anything they find on the Web are over. Besides, I don't think pirates really fit the whole pilgrims 'n' turkeys thing. :-) --Mike]

Californians are thankful for Thanksgiving rain. It may put an end to our fire season. I'm thankful for the camera-phones that put the phun back back into my photography

iPhone Xs. 6mm, f/2.4 at 1/80. Converted to B&W in Photos app.

I like this diverse cartoon drawn during reconstruction, when there was still hope in the air....

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-thanksgiving-cartoon-1869-nuncle-sams-thanksgiving-dinner-cartoon-95473988.html

[But you'll note I couldn't have published it. --Mike]

I don't know much about N.C., but his kid was weird.

Give us back the turkeys, white man.

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