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Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914

Thanksgiving, commonly attributed in the US to a 1621 celebration, was prompted by a particularly good harvest that year. Pilgrims and Puritans brought the tradition of Days of Thanksgiving from England but such Days had not been scheduled and could be called for at different times of a year, following significant events. It was G. Washington who proclaimed the first nation-wide thanksgiving celebration in November 1789:

“as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God”

On behalf of Zorz Studios, I express my gratitude to everyone who gave their thoughts, kind words, referrals, time, joy, love, business, and an opportunity to serve. May your hearts be filled with warmth and serenity.

Image: Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth“, 1914

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.


  1. Lou says:

    Great post Ed. Thanks for the info. I must say … Grateful … I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had getting to work with you. The knowledge garnered is with me every single day. I look forward to working with you again.

  2. Ed Hafizov says:

    Oh, Lou, how nice to hear! We will have more opportunities, I am sure!

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