It had been the birthplace of celebrated poet Sidney Lanier and Academy Award winning star Melvyn Douglas

It had been the birthplace of celebrated poet Sidney Lanier and Academy Award winning star Melvyn Douglas

Thanksgiving Over Time

About this week of Thanksgiving, we provide depictions of this vacation through the century that is last Georgia: the meals, parties, commercialism, and soccer. There is most of these pictures and much more in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Thanksgiving themed advertisement when it comes to Georgia Dental Parlors from the November 19, 1910 dilemma of the Atlanta Georgia and Information within the Atlanta Historic Newspaper Archive.

Handbill for the Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia in 1928 marketing a Thanksgiving feature that is double of Devil’s Skipper” and “The Vanishing Pioneer.” From the Blues, Ebony Vaudeville, additionally the big screen, 1912-1930s Collection.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Warm Springs, Georgia circa late 1930s, with Basil O’Connor, President Franklin Roosevelt, Dr. Charles E. Irwin, and Fred Botts. President Roosevelt owned a residence when you look at the city and visited usually to work with the springs, which eased their polio signs. A national Thanksgiving holiday in 1941, Roosevelt signed a law making the fourth Thursday in November. Through the Vanishing Georgia Collection.

Article through the November 19, 1959 problem of the Red and Ebony in regards to the Thanksgiving day football game involving the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech freshman teams. Continue reading