Wellesley Historical Society

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving greeting and postcards were uncommon until circa 1907, when manufacturers of the new divided-back postcards found they could market cards for virtually any holiday. The Wellesley Historical Society Greeting Card and Picture Postcard Collection contains many fine examples of these early Thanksgiving cards, dating from 1908 to 1912.

Turkeys are a common theme in our collection of Thanksgiving postcards.  In the example above from 1908, a turkey is accompanied by an amusing poem and depicted with the instrument of his demise - an axe!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members, friends and supporters!

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