We love Thanksgiving, and we love trying to track down old photos of Thanksgiving-Past. Surprisingly, they are somewhat hard to find from before 1930, despite there being plenty of Christmas photos. Nevertheless, here are some of the favorites we've come across...
During traditional turkey drives to Boston, children of Vermont farmers typically walked with the turkeys. Hit Next Page for more photos...
Three men head home with their raffle-won turkeys around 1910. Can you imagine the look on their family's faces when they showed up with these?!
Another proud raffle winner!
For those that didn't get so lucky in the raffle, there was always the local butcher who was fully stocked with hundreds of turkeys to choose from.
Men Gathered at the 20th Battery Dining Hall, Fort Riley, for Thanksgiving Dinner, 1904
In the early 1900's, people didn't flock to New York for parades, but they did head out to West Orange, New Jersey to watch the annual hill-climb moto races. Here we see William K. Vanderbilt race to the top of the hill in record-breaking time, 1903. This continued a long tradition of sporting events and outdoor activities on Thanksgiving morning.
Ella Kinscella at her kitchen stove in Lincoln, Nebraska about 1910. This is what many families had in their homes and they cooked their fully dinner on these early stoves. Talk about a full day of work!
A young flapper buys a turkey from a local farmer, 1927.
Cars outside the Crouch Family Thanksgiving in Ledyard, CT in 1940.
Ms. Crouch pours water over the almost-done turkey before the big feast. They whole family was there and they went through this 20-pound turkey right away!
Another look inside the Crouch Family thanksgiving, 1940.