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Martin, Johnson & Co. The First Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0005 Author/Creator: Martin, Johnson & Co. Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engravings Date: circa 1856 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Depicts the first men, women, and children arriving at Plymouth Rock. Shows the Mayflower in the bay. From the original painting by Charles Lucy (spelled Lucey), engraved by T. Phillibrown. Published by Martin & Johnson.

People: Martin, Johnson & Co.
Lucy, Charles, 1814-1873.
Phillibrown, Thomas, fl. 1856.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

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

Sub Era: Early Settlements