(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original antique The Advocate Gift Shop, C. T. American Art postcard from the 1920s. It shows a view of the Pilgrim Memorial in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
"Inscription Upon the Bronze Tablet on the Face of the Monument, Written by Dr. Charles W. Eliot, President Emeritus of Harvard College.
On November 21st, 1620, the Mayflower, carrying 102 passengers- men, women and children, cast anchor in this harbor 67 days from Plymouth, England.
The Same Day the 41 adult males in the company solemnly covenanted and combined them-selves together "into a civill body politick".
This body politic established and maintained on the bleak and barren edge of a vast wilderness a state without a king or a noble, a church without the bishop or a priest, a democratic commonwealth, the members of which were "straightly tied to all care of each other's good and of the whole by every one."
For the first time in history they illustrated with long suffering devotion and sober resolution the principles of civil and religious liberty in the practices of a genuine democracy. Therefore the remembrance of them shall be perpetual in the great republic that has inherited their ideals.", reads the description printed on the front.
The postcard is in VERY GOOD condition, minor wear at the edges.
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