5 interesting Thanksgiving Day images from history

Thanksgiving Day Tips 1914 - Image credit - Internet Book Archive Images | Flickr
Thanksgiving Day Tips 1914 - Image credit - Internet Book Archive Images | Flickr

This Thanksgiving Day you may sit down with family and friends, continuing a tradition hundreds of years old.

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Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day of family, community, and good food. The tradition, celebrated for hundreds of years has been captured in photographs and paintings. Here are five old pictures from Thanksgiving Day that interestingly show that even in our world of modern technology, some things never change. On the other hand, plenty of things changed that we should be grateful for.


1912 Baltimore and Ohio Relief Department

This picture taken from page 693 of the Baltimore and Ohio Employees Magazine was published in 1912. The photo showed what was the ultimate dream of owning a family home. The caption said, "we will show you how in a few years you can own your home. Your family will be thankful for your action every day in the year." Owning a home is still one of the top ambitions of modern Americans.


Sports and Thanksgiving Day were not always combined

In the year 2018, sport is one area where we expect to be entertained. But this was not always the case. In the 1912 edition of the Bethanian - the annual of Bethany College, a game was canceled because it was Thanksgiving day. As you can see in the bottom line of this scan, the cancelation probably favored Bethany College.

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