Enameled Turkey Charm Sterling Silver
Enameled Turkey Charm for a holiday or food jewelry. Quality sterling silver casting, made in the USA, 5/8″ x 3/4″, flat backcasting. Great Holiday bracelet add-on.
If you’re looking for a silver, enameled Turkey Charm? Enameled charms are beautiful and add a dash of deep color to jewelry designs. These Thanksgiving charms will brighten up any necklace, earring, or bracelet.
Xinar.com’s Turkey Charm has perfect balance and symmetry and will surely complement your accents and other focal points in your design. This is a flat-back casting measuring 5/8″ x ¾” – just the perfect size for most plans. Remember – you can get all your jewelry-making needs from one high-quality source here at Xinar.com. If you need something that you can’t seem to find, send us an email!
Turkey had become a favorite dish to serve on occasions like Thanksgiving by the turn of the nineteenth century. This was due to several factors. To begin with, the bird was numerous. At the time of European contact, one expert claimed at least 10 million turkeys in America. Second, on a family farm, turkeys were virtually always ready to be slaughtered. While live cows and hens were valuable as long as they produced milk and eggs, turkeys were often bred solely for their meat and could thus be quickly slaughtered. Third, a single turkey could generally feed a family of four.
Turkeys, however, were not yet associated with Thanksgiving. Some credit a Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens with popularizing turkey as a holiday dinner. However, another author, Sarah Josepha Hale, played a far more significant impact. She devoted an entire chapter to depicting a New England Thanksgiving in her 1827 novel Northwood, with a roasted turkey “put at the head of the table.” Around the same time, she began campaigning to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in the U. S., believing it would help the country unite as it teetered on the brink of civil war. In 1863, her efforts were rewarded with a presidential proclamation from Abraham Lincoln.
When Thanksgiving was given official status as a national holiday, the occasion naturally spawned national mythology. The feast described by Winslow as “the first Thanksgiving” was mentioned in a collection of Pilgrim writings. Although the turkey was explicitly mentioned, fellow colonist William Bradford did describe a “large supply of wild Turkeys” in Plymouth in 1856. Thus, Pilgrims, turkeys, and Thanksgiving became inextricably linked and vital parts of American schoolchildren’s education before long.
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