12 Vintage Thanksgiving Ads From the Early 20th Century

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As you get ready to kick back and celebrate Thanksgiving with wine and turkey, we invite you to take a look at how America celebrated Thanksgiving in the early 20th century…

1901 black and white print ad for Libby’s natural flavor food products. The ad has a nice vintage illustration of a cook preparing a Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey.

1905 black and white print ad for Quaker Oats Cereal – “A Thanksgiving Breakfast Every Morning.” The ad features the well-known Quaker Pilgrim icon.

1913 black and white print ad for Onyx Ware by the Columbia Enameling and Stamping Company, located at 211 Beach Street in Terre Haute, Indiana.

1920 color print ad for Mazola Salad and Cooking Oil with a suggested six-course Thanksgiving menu by A. Louise Andrea that includes recipes for cheese dumplings, bread dressing, steamed fruit pudding, and cider sauce.

1922 two-color print ad for the Joseph Campbell Company of Camden, New Jersey; this ad features their Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soups.

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