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November 24, 2019

12 Vintage Thanksgiving Ads From the Early 20th Century

As you get ready to kick back and celebrate Thanksgiving with wine and turkey, we invite you to take a look at how America celebrated Thanksgiving in the early 20th century...

1901 black and white print ad for Libby’s natural flavor food products. The ad has a nice vintage illustration of a cook preparing a Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey.

1905 black and white print ad for Quaker Oats Cereal – “A Thanksgiving Breakfast Every Morning.” The ad features the well-known Quaker Pilgrim icon.

1913 black and white print ad for Onyx Ware by the Columbia Enameling and Stamping Company, located at 211 Beach Street in Terre Haute, Indiana.

1920 color print ad for Mazola Salad and Cooking Oil with a suggested six-course Thanksgiving menu by A. Louise Andrea that includes recipes for cheese dumplings, bread dressing, steamed fruit pudding, and cider sauce.

1922 two-color print ad for the Joseph Campbell Company of Camden, New Jersey; this ad features their Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soups.

1925 color print ad for the Hills Brothers Company of 372A Washington Street in New York City. This ad features their Dromedary Cocoanut for Thanksgiving pies.

1925 black and white print ad for the Lisk Manufacturing Company, Ltd., of Canandaigua, New York. This ad features their Lisk Self-Basting Roaster for food preparation and turkey cooking.

1927 black and white print ad for the Frigidaire Corporation of Dayton, Ohio. Seen in the image is a family being served Thanksgiving dinner.

1927 two-color print ad for the Frigidaire electric refrigerator from General Motors with a nice illustration of an elegant Thanksgiving Day dinner.

1929 black and white print ad for the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1931 black and white print ad for F.T.D.

1935 color print ad for the Frankfort Distilleries of Louisville and Baltimore, featuring their fine Four Roses Whiskey, a great liquor for your Thanksgiving cocktails.


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