Shooting Turkeys for Thanksgiving - Day

Description (Brief):

Colored print of an outdoor scene of a group of men and children with long rifles standing together in front of a large building and under a tree, preparing to shoot turkeys in the distant snow-covered field. Another group of similar men engage in the same activity in the background. Everyone is wearing tall bots and dressed in mid 19th Century outdoor clothing.

Description (Brief)

John Childs, was an engraver, lithographer, artist, and print colorist active in New York between the years 1836 to 1844, and in Philadelphia from 1848 through the 1860's . For a brief period while in New York, he published a quantity of political cartoons.

Date Made: after 1862

Maker: Childs, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: HorsesArchitectureChildrenBirdsReferenced: ThanksgivingHolidays and Celebrations, generalSubject: Hunting


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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2416Catalog Number: 60.2416Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 10 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in; 26.67 cm x 36.195 cm


Record Id: nmah_324751

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