Turkey Days Gone By: Brooklyn Celebrates Thanksgiving (Photos)


    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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