Monday, November 14, 2016

18 Vintage Photos Show How People Celebrate Thanksgiving Through the Past Century

Our traditions really haven't changed all that much. These 18 vintage Thanksgiving pictures from the past century are perfectly nostalgic.


A group of children dressed up for a Thanksgiving pageant pose for photo in 1910.

In 1918, New York City hosted men in service by feeding those in a uniform Thanksgiving dinner.

A farmer chats with a fashionable woman, handing her a turkey in front of a car in the 1920s.

Three chefs hold up Thanksgiving platters of pies, apples and a turkey in 1922.

In this 1929 Thanksgiving Day Parade, which officially brought Santa Claus into New York City, a 35-foot fish balloon is followed by a 60-foot tiger balloon.

A 1930s housewife pulls a turkey in a "Savory" pan out of the oven and smiles for the camera.

Surrounded by a pair of maids and a wishbone replica, a woman holds a turkey that will be given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for Thanksgiving Day.

Surrounded by a pair of maids and a wishbone replica, a woman holds a turkey that will be given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for Thanksgiving Day.

In 1942, American troops in London threw a Thanksgiving party for 200 British children at the U.S. headquarters.

A mother, father and young girl sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner in 1945.

A grandfather holds his grandchildren, while their grandmother removes a roast turkey from the oven, circa the 1950s.

As her family says grace, a young girl ravenously eyes the Thanksgiving turkey in front of her.

A family removes a deliciously cooked Thanksgiving turkey out of the oven in 1960.

The Rockettes, clad in sparkly green, perform in the 1966 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

During the 1970 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, announcer Joe Garagiola stands in front of a parade pony at the Macy's flagship store.

Kindergarten students perform in a Thanksgiving pageant at their school circa 1978.

Host Regis Philbin poses during the 1981 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Mary Gross and Jim Belushi perform n a Thanksgiving Day skit on "Saturday Night Live."

(via Elle Decor)

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