Happy Thanksgiving!

“Hospitality,” Cesare Ripa, Della novissime iconologie (Padua: Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1625) / N7740 .R5 1625

The Rare Book Collection sends you Thanksgiving greetings with this personification of hospitality emptying her cornucopia and a pilgrim—albeit one wearing the shell of a wayfarer to Santiago de Compostela—by her side. No matter about the seventeenth-century Continental European context. May this image from Baroque Italy bring warmth, generosity, and abundance for all U.S. “pilgrims” on the day!