Thanksgiving Proclamations

Proclamations for Days of Thanksgiving & Praise to God have been a part of the fabric of history since the beginning of recorded history. Soon after the invention of the printing press, as the primary method of disseminating important information, newspapers became the means of communicating these special days of humiliation & prayer... and often contained the text of the proclamations in their entirety. Enjoy the issues shown below... and let's encourage one another to be thankful for the blessings we've been given.

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Thanksgiving Proclamations

Proclamations for Days of Thanksgiving &amp; Praise to God have been a part of the fabric of history since the beginning of recorded history. Soon after the invention of the printing press, as the primary method of disseminating important information, newspapers became the means of communicating these special days of humiliation &amp; prayer... and often contained the text of the proclamations in their entirety. Enjoy the issues shown below... and let&#39;s encourage one another to be thankful for the blessings we&#39;ve been given.<br /> <br /> Note: All of those shown below are available for purchase. To view all issues we&#39;ve discovered (100+), whether available or not, select: &nbsp;<strong> <a href="http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?acl=2116049&amp;code=thanksgiving">All Newspapers with Thanksgiving Proclamations...</a></strong><br /> &nbsp;
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640478

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... Foldout map of Africa...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Si... See More  

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$145.00
644295

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... Foldout map of Africa...

Item #644295
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Si... See More  

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658691

Proclamation by John Jay... The latest war news...

Item #658691

April 08, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 8, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #4 issue.

Some war news inside including an item: "...a party of the enemy...landed from a galley below Tarry-Town, were luckily early discovered by our people... See More  

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$350.00
652718

Washington proclaims a day of thanksgiving...

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THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 



* President George Washington

* 1st Day of Thanksgiving proclamation






The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A short Description of the country between North River and ... See More  

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$133.00
636335

Presidential Proclamation... Day of Thanksgiving... The War of 1812...

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March 11, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815  Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... See More  

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643184

Lt. Magruder and Lt. Lee... Thanksgiving Proclamation...

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October 22, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, October 22, 1836 

Page 2 (#114) has under the heading "THANKSGIVING," a proclamation from the Governor of Massachusetts: "Governor Everett has appointed Thursday, the first of December next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise in the State of Massachusetts...," and principal part of the proclamation was included. Also inclu... See More  

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666384

Fall of Fort Donelson... Proclamation by Jefferson Davis...

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February 27, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1862 



* Fall of Fort Donelson, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.

The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements and notices. The inside pages are rich in war-related reports including: "The Fall of Fort Don... See More  

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639797

Proclamation by Robert E. Lee... Speech signed by Jefferson Davis to the Confederates states...

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April 17, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863 



* Rare Confederate title from the Civil War



This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The ftpg. conta... See More  

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$288.00
655887

Lincoln formalizes Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday...

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October 05, 1863

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863  Although almost every President since George Washington has issued a proclamation for a "day of thanksgiving", typically celebrated in November but at other times of the year as well, it was Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated the fourth Thursday of every year and making it a national holiday.

On page 4 is the co... See More  

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172720

Abraham Lincoln establishes the first national Thanksgiving...

Item #172720

October 17, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 17, 1863  The full front page shows: "Reception of the Common Council Committee by Admiral Lisovski on Board the Flag-Ship 'Alexander Nevski'". Inside has a full page: "The Grand Procession of Our Russian Visitors Through Broadway, Under Escort of the Militia and Police". Other prints include: "The Anglo-Rebel Pirates--St... See More  

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655107

Lincoln Proclamation... Victory at Mobile... Fall of Atlanta...

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September 10, 1864

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 10, 1864 



* Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* Fall of Atlanta - Georgia




Page 4 begins with a Proclamation of: "Thanksgiving For Victories" at Fort Powell, Mobile, Fort Gaines & Fort Morgan, signed in type: A. Lincoln. Also inside: "Colored Men & the President" "The Surrender of Fort Morgan" "Capture of Atlan... See More  

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644035

Death of this newspaper's editor...

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November 23, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1864 



* Abraham Lincoln Thanksgiving Proclamation



The ftpg. begins with: "Death of Samuel Medary" with an additional six ftpg. articles with similar headlines. He was the editor of this newspaper and a former governor of Ohio.

Other items include: "The Result of the Presidential Election" with the votes per state; "Official
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$67.00
646023

Jefferson Davis proclamation for a day of "Humiliation and Prayer, with Thanksgiving"...

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February 02, 1865

CHRISTIAN OBSERVER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1865 



* Jefferson David proclamation

* Confederate Day of Thanksgiving




Has mostly religious-related content on the ftpg. save for a war item: "First Virginia Artillery" "Stray Leaves from a Soldier's Artillery". On the reverse under "General Intelligence" are various news reports from the war.

Also has: ... See More  

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$187.00
203348

Funeral Of Slavery...

Andrew Johnson... Proclamation for a National Thanksgiving...

Item #203348

November 07, 1865

 UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 7, 1865 



*A National Thanksgiving

*Funeral of Slavery




Front page has: "A National Thanksgiving" "By The President Of The United States" "A Proclamation", signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Bit of lite fold foxing in unrelated content. 4 pages  in nice condition.   
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$46.00
598938

Last hours of Lee's army...

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November 08, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1865 



* re. Robert E. Lee's surrender



Reports from the aftermath of the Civil War including: "Admission Of Southern Representatives""Message of the Governor of South Carolina" "Governor's Proclamation - Thanksgiving for Victory, Peace, and Our Country Saved" is from Ohio; "The Future of the Negro" "... See More  

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172944

Thomas Nast’s "National Thanksgiving"...

Item #172944

December 09, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 9, 1865  The full front page shows the: "Grand Reception of Lieutenant-General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City".  Other full page prints inside include: "Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant" and "Reception of Lieutenant General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel--Guests in the Refreshment Room".

The double... See More  

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174882

In the Montana Rockies...

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June 14, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1884  Full ftpg. shows: 'The Republican Convention at Chicago--A Serenade' & inside a fullpg: 'The Republican National Convention at Chicago--View on Michigan Ave.' A Doublepage centerfold : 'Republican Convention at Chicago--Announcement of the Final Ballot' is an great scene. Very nice fullpg: 'Rocky Cañon, Near ... See More  

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175036

Flooding along the Atlantic coast...

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December 05, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1885  Full front pg. portrait of "The Late Thomas Andres Hendricks, Vice President of the United States." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Proposed Design for the New Fifth Avenue Omnibuses." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Old Broadway Stages in 1831." Full pg. illus. containing three illus. pertaining to "The High Tide of No... See More  

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176182

Thanksgiving... Frost, Rogers, Remington prints...

Item #176182

November 28, 1896

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 28, 1896  Full ftpg. cartoon shows: 'Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving', by W.A. Rogers. Nice fullpg. F. Remington print: 'White Man's Big Sunday--Indian Visitors on Thanksgiving Day'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'Thanksgiving in the Woods' is by A.B. Frost. Photos of 3 bronze statuettes by Remington.

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$31.00
176484

Early motocycle... The Philippines...

Item #176484

October 21, 1899

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1899  full front page illus. of "The Philippines - Maddened Carabaos Charging Our Advanced Firing Line." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Lieutenant-General Sir Redvers Henry Buller." Three small portraits of "Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M. T. Steyn, and General Piet Joubert." 1/3 pg. "Map Showing Position of Natal... See More  

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176496

The Alaskan gold fields...

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December 02, 1899

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 2, 1899  The front page has an illustration of: "Thanksgiving in the Olden Time--Reading the Governor's Proclamation".

There is a full page with photos of: "The Anglo-Boer-Struggle--Wartime Scenes in South Africa" and a full page of text with 3 photos of: "The Gold Fields at Cape Nome, Alaska". The doublepage centerfol... See More  

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$29.00
177125

Thanksgiving doublepage print...

Automobile Records... Football...

Item #177125

November 30, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 30, 1901 Full page photos "The Automobile Races, November 16, at which All Records Were Broken"; Governmental Tests of Guns and Projectiles; fullpage illustration of Leaders of the Opposing Forces in Last Saturday's Great Football Game (Yale and Harvard) and another full page with 7 football related prints featuring two games, Cornell vs. Colum... See More  

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177002

James Montgomery Flagg print...

Item #177002

March 20, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 20, 1909  There is a color cover on this issue. The front page of this issue has an illustration of "'Hurry Up! Prosperity Express Almost Due!' " by W. A. Rogers.



This issue has a photo of "The First Session of President Taft's Cabinet" and an illustration of "Elinor Macartney Lane. There is also an article with... See More  

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$45.00
673032

Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson..Spanish Flu...

Item #673032

November 18, 1918

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., November 18, 1918



* Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson

* Death-count from the Spanish Flu continues to rise




The top of the front page has 2 column heading: "THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION"  and an article titled: "TOLL OF THE EPIDEMIC - GREATER THAN IN WAR", dealing with the Spanish Flu. Nice to see the encouragement to b... See More  

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$95.00
637989

NYC's catastrophic 23rd Street fire...

Thanksgiving Proclamation by President Johnson...

Item #637989

October 19, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 19, 1966 



* LBJ's eloquent Thanksgiving Proclamation

* One of the best we've seen - particularly from the 20th century




Page 39 has the complete text of an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving Proclamation given by President Lyndon B. Johnson (see images for text). The front page tells of the death of Elizabeth Arden and of the tragic 23rd Street Fire, ... See More  

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$98.00
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