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Unknown Departure of the Pilgrim Fathers from Delft Haven.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0004 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Engravings Date: circa 1850-1860 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Photogravure after the original painting by Charles W. Cope. Shows the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth on the Mayflower in December 1620, leaving Delft Haven, Holland.

People: Cope, Charles W., 1811-1890.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, Refugees, Maritime, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Early Settlements