DescriptionThanksgiving Proclamation Broadsides- Massachusetts and California. A fascinating and unique collection of these historic documents wherein the state governor annually issues "A Proclamation For a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise" (or similar wording). Offered here are 13 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Proclamations, ten of which are actually signed by the governor: 1892 (19" x 24"); 1907 (19" x 25"); 1908 (19" x 25"); 1910 (19" x 25", signed by Eben S. Draper); 1911 (8.5" x 11", signed by Eugene N. Foss); 1912 (8.5" x 11", signed by Eugene N. Foss); 1913 (8.5" x 11", signed by Eugene N. Foss); 1914 (10" x 14", signed by David I. Walsh); 1915 (10" x 14", signed by David I. Walsh); 1916 (10" x 14", signed by Samuel W. McCall); 1917 (10" x 14", signed by Samuel W. McCall); 1918 (8.5" x 17", signed by Samuel W. McCall); 1922 (10" x 14", signed by Channing H. Cox).
Also included is a very rare California Proclamation of Thanksgiving from 1863, in part: "In accordance with the Proclamation of the President of the United States, and that the people of our common country may, upon the same occasion, and with the same unanimity of purpose, offer up their grateful Thanksgiving to Him who bestows 'every good and perfect gift'..." The governor at the time was Leland Stanford, who would later found Stanford University.
The documents are generally in Fine condition, all have been folded. All are suitable for display. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.
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