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Pilgrim Collection

"Pilgrim: Journeys of Faith, Hope, and Gratitude" Embarking on a treacherous voyage across the vast Atlantic Ocean in 1620

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Chaucers Pilgrims by Pauline Baynes

Chaucers Pilgrims by Pauline Baynes
The numerous pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, pictured riding in procession

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Celestial mechanics, medieval artwork

Celestial mechanics, medieval artwork
Celestial mechanics. Coloured historical artwork depicting a medieval pilgrim looking out from the sky (blue) to see the mechanics of the heavens (upper left)

Background imagePilgrim Collection: The first Thanksgiving 1621

The first Thanksgiving 1621. Pilgrims and Natives gather to share meal. Date c1932

Background imagePilgrim Collection: THE FIRST THANKSGIVING At Plymouth, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 1914, by Jennie A. Brownscombe

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING At Plymouth, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 1914, by Jennie A. Brownscombe

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Sikh pilgrim at the Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple), Amritsar, Punjab, India, Asia

Sikh pilgrim at the Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple), Amritsar, Punjab, India, Asia

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Sikhs in front of the Sikhs Golden Temple

Sikhs in front of the Sikhs Golden Temple, Amritsar, Pubjab state, India, Asia

Background imagePilgrim Collection: PLYMOUTH ROCK, 1620. The landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620

PLYMOUTH ROCK, 1620. The landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620. Lithograph, 1876, by Currier & Ives

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Pilgrim Fathers boarding the Mayflower

Pilgrim Fathers boarding the Mayflower for their voyage to America. After painting by Bernard Gribble

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Mosaic of pilgrim on road to Santiago da Compostela, Lyon, Rhone, France, Europe

Mosaic of pilgrim on road to Santiago da Compostela, Lyon, Rhone, France, Europe

Background imagePilgrim Collection: PLYMOUTH ROCK: LANDING. The landing of John Alden, Mary Chilton

PLYMOUTH ROCK: LANDING. The landing of John Alden, Mary Chilton and other Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620: American engraving, 19th century

Background imagePilgrim Collection: PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621. The First Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims, 1621

PILGRIMS: THANKSGIVING, 1621. The First Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims, 1621. After a painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Background imagePilgrim Collection: A Sikh pilgrim pauses for reflection by Amrit Sarovar

A Sikh pilgrim pauses for reflection by Amrit Sarovar, the Pool of Immortality-Giving Nectar, and the Golden Temple. India, Punjab, Amritsar

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
The Pilgrim Monument and Bas Relief Tablet on Town Hill, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA. It commemorates the signing of the Compact and the first landing place of the Pilgrims on 11 November 1620

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Obradoiro faAzade view of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imagePilgrim Collection: BUNYAN: PILGRIMs PROGRESS. Christian Setting Out From the City of Destruction

BUNYAN: PILGRIMs PROGRESS. Christian Setting Out From the City of Destruction: wood engraving for a 19th century edition of John Bunyans " The Pilgrims Progress

Background imagePilgrim Collection: CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Wife of Bath. A page from a facsimile of the Ellesmere manuscript

CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Wife of Bath. A page from a facsimile of the Ellesmere manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucers Canterbury Tales, c1410

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s

Plymouth colonists in church, 1620s
Pilgrims holding worship service at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: A pilgrim in blue sits by the Holy Pool of Nectar at

A pilgrim in blue sits by the Holy Pool of Nectar at the Golden Temple, centre of the Sikh religion, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Pilgrim Fathers Depart

Pilgrim Fathers Depart
102 Protestants (24 of them women) leave Plymouth for America in the Mayflower. Only 35 were Puritans. The phrase Pilgrim Fathers was first used in 1799

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Pilgrim Fathers First Christmas 1621

Pilgrim Fathers First Christmas 1621
A man fills a tankard of beer from a small keg, as various men sit or stand around drinking. Date: 1621

Background imagePilgrim Collection: ROME: CHURCHES, 1575. Pilgrims visiting churches in Rome. Line engraving, 1575

ROME: CHURCHES, 1575. Pilgrims visiting churches in Rome. Line engraving, 1575

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imagePilgrim Collection: India, Punjab, Amritsar, The Harmandir Sahib, known as The Golden Temple

India, Punjab, Amritsar, The Harmandir Sahib, known as The Golden Temple

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Chief Massasoit pledges friendship with Plymouth Pilgrims

Chief Massasoit pledges friendship with Plymouth Pilgrims
Peace treaty between Chief Massasoit and Plymouth colonists, 1621. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Native American seeing the Mayflower arrive

Native American seeing the Mayflower arrive
Native American seeing the arrival of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Cliff top town of Rocamadour in the Lot region of Southern France

Cliff top town of Rocamadour in the Lot region of Southern France
The historic and medieval town of Rocamadour in the Lot Region of South West France Europe

Background imagePilgrim Collection: MASSASOIT & CARVER, 1620. Wampanoag Native American chief Massasoit meeting with John Carver

MASSASOIT & CARVER, 1620. Wampanoag Native American chief Massasoit meeting with John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth colony, in 1620. Steel engraving, American, 19th century

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Plymouth Colony in 1622

Plymouth Colony in 1622
The tiny settlement of Pilgrims at Plymouth by 1622. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: PLIT2A-00107

PLIT2A-00107
Pilgrims embarking on their journey in Chaucers Canterbury Tales. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Plymouth colonists embarking on the Mayflower voyage, 1620

Plymouth colonists embarking on the Mayflower voyage, 1620
Pilgrims leaving for their " Mayflower" voyage from Delft Haven, Netherlands, 1620. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imagePilgrim Collection: HSET2A-00128

HSET2A-00128
New England Puritans on their way to church in the snow. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626) (engraving)

Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626) (engraving)
6006903 Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626) (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626)

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Saint James Major, c. 1315 / 1320. Creator: Simone Martini

Saint James Major, c. 1315 / 1320. Creator: Simone Martini
Saint James Major, c. 1315/1320

Background imagePilgrim Collection: India, Punjab, Amritsar, Pilgrims at The Harmandir Sahib, nown as The Golden Temple

India, Punjab, Amritsar, Pilgrims at The Harmandir Sahib, nown as The Golden Temple

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Spain, Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, cathedral. UNESCO World Heritage site

Spain, Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, cathedral. UNESCO World Heritage site

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Hadgi (Mecca pilgrims) encamped near Antioch, on the banks of the Orontes, Turkey, 1841

Hadgi (Mecca pilgrims) encamped near Antioch, on the banks of the Orontes, Turkey, 1841. Artist: Henry Adlard
Hadgi (Mecca pilgrims) encamped near Antioch, on the banks of the Orontes, Turkey, 1841. From Syria, the Holy land and Asia Minor, volume I, by John Carne, published by Fisher, Son & Co

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers, New England, 1620

Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers, New England, 1620
The Pilgrim Fathers arriving at Plymouth, New England in 1620. Date: 1918

Background imagePilgrim Collection: The Mayflower, engraved and pub. by John A. Lowell, Boston, 1905 (engraving) (b / w photo)

The Mayflower, engraved and pub. by John A. Lowell, Boston, 1905 (engraving) (b / w photo)
BAL97933 The Mayflower, engraved and pub. by John A. Lowell, Boston, 1905 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Johnson, Marshall (c.1850-1921) (after); Private Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, engraved and pub. by the artist, 1810 (engraving)

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, engraved and pub. by the artist, 1810 (engraving)
XND75998 Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims, engraved and pub. by the artist, 1810 (engraving) by Blake, William (1757-1827) (after); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imagePilgrim Collection: The Chapel of Mercy, Kevelaer, Germany

The Chapel of Mercy, Kevelaer, Germany
Kevelaer, a municipality in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The most-visited Catholic pilgrimage location within north-western Europe, with more than 800

Background imagePilgrim Collection: PILGRIM, 1620s. John Alden, one of the Pilgrim settlers of the Plymouth colony, founded in 1620

PILGRIM, 1620s. John Alden, one of the Pilgrim settlers of the Plymouth colony, founded in 1620. Illustration from a 19th century American edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellows poem The Courtship of

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Reproduction of Map of Routes of St. James of Compostel, originally engraved by D

Reproduction of Map of Routes of St. James of Compostel, originally engraved by D
CHT179600 Reproduction of Map of Routes of St. James of Compostel, originally engraved by D.Serveaux 1648 by French School

Background imagePilgrim Collection: On the anniversary of the Battle of Ortigara, the pilgrimage of more than six thousand Alpine

On the anniversary of the Battle of Ortigara, the pilgrimage of more than six thousand Alpine... (colour litho)
2809213 On the anniversary of the Battle of Ortigara, the pilgrimage of more than six thousand Alpine... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imagePilgrim Collection: Tobias and the Angel, ca 1470-1475. Creator: Verrocchio, Andrea del (1437-1488)

Tobias and the Angel, ca 1470-1475. Creator: Verrocchio, Andrea del (1437-1488)
Tobias and the Angel, ca 1470-1475. Found in the Collection of National Gallery, London

Background imagePilgrim Collection: The Apostle Saint James the Great. Artist: El Greco, Dominico (1541-1614)

The Apostle Saint James the Great. Artist: El Greco, Dominico (1541-1614)
The Apostle Saint James the Great. Found in the collection of Museo del Greco, Toledo




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"Pilgrim: Journeys of Faith, Hope, and Gratitude" Embarking on a treacherous voyage across the vast Atlantic Ocean in 1620, the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower set sail with dreams of religious freedom. As their ship braved the tumultuous sea, they clung to hope and determination. Inspired by Chaucer's Pilgrims depicted by Pauline Baynes, these brave souls embarked on a different kind of pilgrimage - one that would shape history. Their arrival at Plymouth in 1620 marked not only a new beginning but also an enduring legacy. Through celestial mechanics and medieval artwork, we glimpse into their arduous journey towards self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. The mosaic of a pilgrim on the road to Santiago da Compostela reminds us that this quest for meaning transcends time and borders. In 1621, after surviving harsh winters and forging alliances with Native Americans, the Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving. Jennie A. Brownscombe's oil painting captures this poignant moment when gratitude filled their hearts amidst abundance. From Amritsar's Golden Temple in Punjab to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, pilgrimages continue to be woven into our global tapestry of faith. Sikh devotees gather before Harmandir Sahib while Sikhs stand proud before their revered Golden Temple – symbols of devotion and unity. As we reflect upon history's pages turned by those who sought solace or divine intervention through pilgrimage - whether it be boarding the Mayflower or walking along ancient paths towards sacred destinations - let us remember that these journeys are not merely physical but transformative experiences for both individuals and communities alike. May we honor those who paved the way for religious freedom as well as those who still embark on spiritual quests today – reminding us all that within each pilgrim lies an unwavering spirit seeking connection with something greater than ourselves.