Thanksgiving is right around the corner, offering friends and families the chance to celebrate by sharing a meal together. The centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast is the turkey. A delightful book, available at the Frick Art Reference Library, examines all aspects of this iconic bird. Presenting the Turkey: The Fabulous Story of a Flamboyant and Flavourful Bird includes chapters dedicated to the once exotic bird and its relationship to the arts (fine and culinary), lore, and language.
The author Sabine Eiche references many examples about the turkey drawn from literature and the fine arts. Several color as well as black-and-white reproductions illustrate the points presented by the author. This book is fun for anyone wanting to know more about the unofficial mascot of Thanksgiving.
Additional materials to Presenting the Turkey related to birds and feasts held in the collections of the New York Art Resources Consortium libraries can be discovered by searching the online catalogs Arcade and Watsonline. Click the links below to start your journey.
Happy Turkey Day!
Suz Massen, Chief of Public Services, Frick Art Reference Library