Scott Stevens

By Scott Stevens

LifeBuzz Staff

18 Vintage Thanksgiving Photos History Buffs Will Gobble Up.

Thanksgiving has been celebrated for a very long time. Over the years the technology has changed the way food is cooked and how the celebrations are done but there are several constants that will never change. Technology helps things get done faster and more efficiently from cooking the turkey faster to more attractive floats at the parades around the country.

Looking back at pictures from nearly a hundred years ago shows you a lot of the same things we see today. Only the pictures that are done now are usually done digitally and in color. The big feasts that are enjoyed by families, the Thanksgiving pageants that are performed by school students for their parent and of course the giant parades.

The parades drew thousands of watchers each year and the crowds have grown bigger with each annual event. Not only that but now the big parades like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that takes place in New York City, is broadcast live around the entire country. The broadcast has become as much a part of the holiday as the turkey itself.

You will see today a lot of photographs that have been taken over the years. While the dates on them go way back you’ll see that a lot of the basic traditions haven’t changed at all.

Here are a bunch of children looking forward to their Thanksgiving dinner back in 1910.

Here are a bunch of children looking forward to their Thanksgiving dinner back in 1910.

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New York City had a Thanksgiving dinner for service men in 1918.

New York City had a Thanksgiving dinner for service men in 1918.

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Back in the 1920's a farmer hands a woman a turkey. Back then you could get personal service like this.

Back in the 1920's a farmer hands a woman a turkey. Back then you could get personal service like this.

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In 1922 three chefs are holding a complete meal that they put together. It consists of apples, pies and of course turkey.

In 1922 three chefs are holding a complete meal that they put together. It consists of apples, pies and of course turkey.

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At the 1929 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City people saw a 35 foot balloon fish that was followed by a 60 foot tiger balloon. Balloons are still a major part of the parades today but the technology has made them better.

At the 1929 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City people saw a 35 foot balloon fish that was followed by a 60 foot tiger balloon. Balloons are still a major part of the parades today but the technology has made them better.

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