Thursday, November 25, 2010


A few photos of American Thanksgivings past, from the collection of the U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information at the Library of Congress' American Memory digital archive. Enjoy!

(credit for 1942 photo, top, of maid serving Thanksgiving dinner to family of Howard University President Mordica Johnson, made by Gordon Parks in Washington, D.C.; credit for 1940 photo, middle, by Jack Delano of "Pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. Timothy Levy Crouch, a Rogerine Quaker living in Ledyard, Connecticut"; credit for photo of store window sign, circa 1940, made by Marion Post Wolcott in South Boston, Virginia)

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