The Boy and the Turkey Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

This vintage Thanksgiving postcard seems a bit harsh to us today, but in the early 1900s it would have represented a very normal aspect of American farm life. It would have been a farm boy’s hope at Thanksgiving that he would be given the opportunity to hunt for the most important feature of the annual […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Wishbone Vintage Postcard

This vintage Thanksgiving postcard shows a Turkey with a bright blue wishbone and ribbon. Surrounded by autumn colors it is a great reminder of the fun of pulling the wishbone on Thanksgiving Day. The pulling of the wishbone is an American Thanksgiving Day tradition. It is a tug-of-war between two people with the wishbone. The […]

Patriotic Turkey Vintage Postcard

Vintage Thanksgiving postcard of a patriotic turkey in red, white, and blue colors. The postcard is edged with American flags, fruit, and flowers. During World War I, people would send holiday postcards with patriotic symbols on them. This Thanksgiving postcard is a typical example of such a card. Our Patriotic Turkey looks very proud, so […]

Pilgrim Girl with Victorian Style Postcard

This vintage Thanksgiving postcard shows a Pilgrim girl holding a golden cornucopia full of fruits and flowers to convey the abundance of food that is generally shared on Thanksgiving Day. Normally the Pilgrim women are portrayed in solemn colors, but this young girl is arrayed in Victorian fashion with gold trim on her sleeves and […]