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Pilgrim Children in Sleeping Loft, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts

This image shows two young children playing a string game with their hands as they sit on the bed laid out in the loft of the house, above the main living area. Access was by the crude ladder visible at the lower right.

Published by the Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass.

Published by the Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass.

The description states:

Children and Servants usually slept in The Loft. A favorite 17th Century game was Cat’s Cradle, at the Richard Warren House, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Cat’s cradle was a game of threads that were intricately looped around one person’s hand, moving them in the correct pattern to the other person and back again, generating new and different patterns.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Pilgrim House Scene, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts

This image shows a pair of re-enactors portraying a mother and child in a Pilgrim house as it might have looked in the 1620s.

Published by Plimoth Plantation, Inc., Plymouth, Mass.

Published by Plimoth Plantation, Inc., Plymouth, Mass.

The description states:

CRADLE SCENE

A Pilgrim mother pauses briefly to play with her child at the First House, a reproduction of an early Pilgrim dwelling of the period 1623, by Plimoth Plantation, a non-profit educational foundation, located near the national famous Plymouth Rock on the State Reservation, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

–Also visible in the photo are examples of utensils, tools and furniture, some of which would have been brought over from England and some fashioned on site.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Pilgrim Hunter Returning Home, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts

This image shows a family of re-enactors dressed in 17th century clothes outside a house as the father returns from hunting birds.

Published by Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass.

Published by Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass.

The description states:

A Pilgrim father brings in a turkey as the family prepares to celebrate a bountiful harvest. The house represents that of John Howland and is part of the Pilgrim Village of 1627 being recreated at Plymouth, Mass., by Plimoth Plantation, a non-profit educational organization.

–Turkey is the most famous of the fowl typically hunted by 17th century settlers, but by no means the most common. Grouse, pheasant and other smaller birds were also commonly hunted as they existed in considerable abundance.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.