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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Tables for Ladies

Tables for Ladies

Thanksgiving maskers outside a restaurant circa 1911, when a turkey dinner with all the fixings was 40 cents. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Before Butterball: 1910

Before Butterball: 1910

Buying the Thanksgiving turkey circa 1910. Plucking required. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Big Bird With All the Trimmings: 1942

Big Bird With All the Trimmings: 1942

July 1942. "Wiring a junction box on the firewall for the right engine of a B-25 bomber at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. Forward of this wall will be mounted one of two 1,700-horsepower Wright Whirlwind engines." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

Thanksgiving Turkey: 1919

Thanksgiving Turkey: 1919

A child holding the Thanksgiving turkey. From the National Photo Company collection, 1919. View full size.

 

Thanksgiving Bird: 1919

Thanksgiving Bird: 1919

A young girl stands with her Thanksgiving dinner. From the National Photo Company collection, 1919. View full size.

 

Turkey Run: 1929

Turkey Run: 1929

A thanksgiving turkey is delivered to Washington, D.C., for President Herbert Hoover on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1929. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

A Little Privacy, Please II

A Little Privacy, Please II

A child washes before lunch at the nursery school at the Queensbridge housing project in Queens, New York. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, June, 1942. View full size.

 
 
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