Thanksgiving Across the Years

Since the first acknowledged Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, people in the United States and around the world have celebrated this holiday of coming together. Thanksgiving originated as a celebration of harvests associated with religious meaning, and over the years has transformed into broader scopes.

In this exhibit, we analyze the exploration of how the holiday of Thanksgiving has been changed over the past 130 years, focusing on the differences in foods consumed and the cultural reception of the holiday

Credits: Data gathered were taken from NYPL Menus and Digital Scholar Lab.