These Vintage Ads Prove That Thanksgiving Is One Of The Weirdest Holidays Ever

Published November 24, 2015
Updated February 15, 2018

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:

Weird Thanksgiving Cranberry Candles Copy
Weird Thanksgiving Greetings
Weird Thanksgiving Photos Dead Table
Weird Thanksgiving Chef
These Vintage Ads Prove That Thanksgiving Is One Of The Weirdest Holidays Ever
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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.