Description

    Thanksgiving 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.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Small Flat (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 252

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 12 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,414