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Mayflower Passengers poster showing those who survived the first year
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Mayflower Passengers poster showing those who survived the first year

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Updated November 24: The response to these has been overwhelming and we have put in another order with the printer. (The print order that is currently on its way to fulfillment will be used to fill outstanding orders.) We expect that new orders will be sent out beginning December 10. 

We thank you and the folks at the Pilgrim Hall Museum thank you for your support of this educational poster.

You may also be interested in the Mayflower Passengers foldout print, which has all of the information and graphics from the poster, along with information about The Mayflower Compact, the signatories, and more. It is 8.5" x  22" and folds to 8.5" x 11.  Save $5.00 when you buy both the large poster and the foldout print.

You may also be interested in these interviews:

We interviewed Donna Curtin, the Executive Director of the Pilgrim Hall Museum, on November 24. You can watch a recording of that interview, which includes questions from the audience.

Donna’s institution is the one behind the striking images on the poster and we worked closely with her on the development of the foldout. Donna has her PhD. in American History from Brown University. Early in her career, she was an interpreter at Plimoth Plantation. The Pilgrim Hall Museum is the country's oldest continually-operating public museum.

This interview was part of an ongoing series of “History Camp” interviews with noted authors and historians Thursday nights at 8 pm (Eastern). They are streamed live at HistoryCamp.org/online

I hope you'll also join us Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8 pm (Eastern) for a live interview with author and historian Linda Coombs (Aquinnah Wampanoag) about the Native American experience. Linda will discuss the Wampanoag’s experience with the pilgrims’ arrival we well as the effects of an epidemic that swept through and devastated the region just before the pilgrims arrived.

Linda is an author and historian from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the program director for the Aquinnah Cultural Center, and a Plymouth 400 Inc board member.


The Mayflower passengers poster shows passengers (top half of poster) grouped by family, and those who made it to the First Thanksgiving one year later (bottom half of poster). It is the most powerful image I've seen of the impact of the hardships they faced that first year—and one of the most effective graphical depictions of historical information I've ever seen.

We have talked several times with the folks at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, which is the institution that created this and from whom we purchase the poster, and they are thrilled, as we are, that there has been such strong interest in this topic and this graphical presentation of what happened that first difficult year.

— Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp

Size: 24" x 36"

Also available, Mayflower Passengers foldout print which folds to 8.5" x 11" with all the information on the poster and information about The Mayflower Compact, the signatories, and more. Save $5.00 when you buy both the large poster and the foldout together.

Shipping: $4.95 flat fee on most items. Add a t-shirt, cap, or book to this order and they ship at no additional cost. If there is a delay in shipping, it will be noted  above.

More information on the individuals and families pictured

This poster shows the passengers aboard the Mayflower during its trans-Atlantic voyage of September 6 – November 9, 1620, the majority of whom became the settlers of Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts.

"The Mayflower launched with 102 passengers - 74 male and 28 female - and a crew headed by Master Christopher Jones. About half of these emigrants died in the first winter. 
There were five Mayflower passengers who died at sea in November/December 1620. Those passengers were followed by forty-five passengers who perished in the bitter first winter of 1620/21. The Mayflower colonists suffered greatly during their first winter in the New World from lack of shelter, scurvy, and general conditions on board the ship.
Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to one or more of these individuals who, 'Saints' and 'Strangers' together, would become known as the Pilgrims."

View the original list of passengers (PDF, 2.6Mb) from the handwritten manuscript of Gov. William Bradford, written up about 1651 (file link is to the State Library of Massachusetts).

This outstanding graphic was created for Pilgrim Hall Museum, which holds the world’s most significant collection of original Pilgrim possessions.

We’re able to offer this through a special arrangement with the museum. We appreciate the opportunity to bring it to a much larger audience of history lovers.

Source: MayflowerHistory.com and Wikipedia


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Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 17 27 9
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 23.5 31 10
2XL 25 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5
4XL 30 34 10.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Short-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 38 28 9.25
Medium 41 29 9.5
Large 44 30 9.75
XL 47 31 10
2XL 50 32 10.25
3XL 56 33 10.5

 Long-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length
Small 38 28
Medium 41 29
Large 44 30
XL 48 31
2XL 52 32

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 20 26.5 24.38
Medium 22 27.5 24.63
Large 24 28.5 24.25
XL 26 29.5 24
2XL 28 30 23.75
3XL 30 30.5 23.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 15.75 26.5 6.38
Medium 16.75 27 6.63
Large 17.75 27.5 6.88
XL 19.25 28 7.13
2XL 20.75 28.5 7.38

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 15.6 26.5
Small 16.1 26.75
Medium 17.25 27.25
Large 18.38 27.88
XL 19.88 28.5
2XL 21.38 29.13

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 24 31 10
2XL 26 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 14 19 6.5
Small 15.5 20.5 6.75
Medium 17 22 7
Large 18.5 23.5 7.25
XL 20 25 7.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 18 28 8.13
Medium 20 29 8.38
Large 22 30 8.63
XL 24 31 8.88
2XL 26 33 9.63
3XL 28 34 10.13
4XL 30 35 10.63
5XL 32 36 11.13
6XL 34 37 9.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 12.5 23.5
Small 13.5 24
Medium 15.5 25
Large 17.5 26
XL 19.5 27
2XL 21.5 28

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 16.5 26.5 24.625
Medium 17.5 27 25
Large 18.5 27.5 25.375
XL 20 28 25.75
2XL 21.5 28.5 26.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 11.5 19 3.75
Small 12.5 20 4
Medium 13.5 21 4.25
Large 15 23 4.5
XL 16.5 25 4.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.