November Across the Collections

Dans La Foret: Stone lantern resting on moss in autumn, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, November 2001, b

It’s November, and the leaves are almost gone.

And so is the growing season, so put away what you’ve got!

Jorena Pettway sorting peas inside her smokehouse. She still has many fruits and vegetables, which s

While the end of harvest is coming, “eating season” is upon us and my mind turns to fall food.

Terry Gebhardt with Winnebago man and woman in a cranberry bog, 1900, by Unidentified photographer,

Like cranberries (so that’s what a cranberry bog looks like!) . . .

Clinton, Arkansas, 1972, by Crystal K. D. Huie, Gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museu

. . . and for you carnivores, turkey, of course.

Pole and Mud House with Thatch Roof and Squash Growing on Top, Nepal, 1965, by Manuella Fuller, Blac

People start to decorate their homes with Autumn fodder. In this case, literally, by growing squash on the roof!

The Door of the Strong Headed Cherub (Chicago, Ill.), by Clarence John Laughlin, Gelatin silver prin

And with the ever-present and abundant cornucopia.

A pair of golden pheasants, given by Lafayette to George Washington, were mounted by Charles Wilson

Pheasants come to mind, with all of their autumnal plumage.

Tom Hill setting out decoys on Forge River, Mastic, Long Island, New York, November 14, 1909, by Fra

Speaking of which, November is the prime of hunting season!

Shoppers in ladieswear at Fair Department store. Two signs on the nearest table display read, "Use o

And it's also the prime of tamer indoor pursuits . . . like shopping.

There’s one thing that perhaps everyone can agree on, and that is that the colder weather and the holiday season move us indoors . . .

Mrs. Esther Smith, Dinner party, November 3, 1950, by Scurlock Studio, Silver gelatin on cellulose a

but that means more time with friends and family,

East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project, ca. 1975, by Linda Rich, Gelatin silver print, Smithsonia

. . . and more good eats!

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