Thanksgiving Photos From the Past Century

Thanksgiving is nearly here, pies are in the oven, frozen turkeys are thawing, Pilgrim hats are being made, parade balloons are being prepared, and friends and family are on the road. Today I thought it would be fun to take a look back at archival images of Thanksgiving celebrations from the past—including odd traditions that involved costume-wearing children and those more familiar such as presidential turkey pardoning, turkey dinners, and Thanksgiving Day parades.

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