Thanksgiving is already an odd holiday, but these vintage advertisements make Thanksgiving seem even weirder.
Thanksgiving is already an odd holiday, built as it is on the fraudulent belief that settlers were at peace with indigenous populations before the genocide began. These vintage advertisements make Thanksgiving seem even weirder, though.
Let’s take a look back at the good old days, when children gleefully slaughtered turkeys, casual chauvinism made the dinner extra tasty, and the Joneses’ Thanksgiving cards cranked the racism against Native Americans up to 11:
We're happy this hasn't survived the test of time.The Vintage News
Apparently cooking the turkey is something new these days. Flickr
Keep this ad in mind, Kenwood appliance owners.Huffington Post
Nothing says true love like quasi-racist Thanksgiving wooing. Flickr
Mayonnaise goes well with everything, if you're a sauce boss.The Vintage News
Sorry I can’t come to your party, but I can leave this rotting jack-o-lantern at your house instead. We cool?Flickr - Photo Sharing!
What were we thankful for back then? Apparently the fact it was somehow okay to make fun of Native Americans.Flickr
The greeting card for those family members who believe you may have met your untimely end at the hands of an axe murderer.Flickr
Old Thanksgiving proverb: If a homeless man carrying logs shows up at your door on Thanksgiving, be sure to give him a vegetarian meal before telling him to leave your property, or you will call the police. Flickr
Some do not own an axe, and therefore have to send their creepiest child outside to scare the Thanksgiving turkey to death. Flickr
You’ve spared our lives, now let us sing you the song of our people. Flickr
Turkeys are the reason for the season-ing. Flickr
Morbid poetry: What Thanksgiving dreams are made of. Flickr
I am Pilgrim Ricardo Montalban, and I welcome you to Thanksgiving dinner. Flickr
I may have eaten some fermented cranberries, because I just saw a fat, knife-wielding baby riding a turkey. Flickr
Each cob is painstakingly delivered ear by ear — on the backs of tiny corn cherubs. Flickr
Every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed...turkey? Flickr
Turkeys: better drivers than Uber employees. Flickr
This bird comes pre-loaded with cutlery, for your convenience! Flickr
Be sure to sit one full turkey-width away from your spouse on Thanksgiving, lest you wish to be burdened with a pointy-beaked firstborn . Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the tastiest one of all? Flickr
Just a little further, Mr. Gobble, then you can rest — forever. Flickr
In 1942, men drank away their problems with Schenley Royal Reserve whiskey while eating their Thanksgiving dinner — over blueprints in front of a fighter plane. Why did this tradition have to end? Izismile
Turkey mothers: “Bundle up, it’s cold out there! Do you want to catch your death?” Flickr
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