Turkey Days Gone By: Brooklyn Celebrates Thanksgiving (Photos)

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    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and in honor of the holiday we’re going to travel back in time to see how some Brooklynites celebrated Turkey Day. Check out these black-and-white photos from 1950s Brooklyn, all of which originally appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

    Pilgrims Ralph and Harriet are all dressed up for a 1951 festival at the Infants Home of Brooklyn in Borough Park.

    This child knows the best part of Thanksgiving is the food! She enjoys a drumstick at the Salvation Army’s Ridgewood Day Nursery on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick in 1950.

    This snap from 1951 shows a group of patriarchs from the Brooklyn Hebrew Home and Hospital for the Aged tucking into a Thanksgiving meal.

    The Scouts of Troop 500 from the East Midwood Jewish Center get food baskets ready for the needy after a successful food drive in 1954.

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