1942 Thanksgiving with the Landis family, Neffsville, Penn.

landis neffsville thanksgivingFlash back to 1942 — and let’s take a look at how the family of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Landis of Neffsville, Pennsylvania celebrated Thanksgiving. These wonderful photographs, taken by Marjory Collins, are part of the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information’s collection, which captures an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. The Landis’ kitchen for sure is not fancy — but that turkey is big, the pies look scrumptions, there is homemade ice cream (!), and everyone looks very grateful, indeed. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Kate and I will be back Monday. xoxo


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  1. Anne-Marie Cory says

    I LOVE that you used FSA-OWI pictures. These are such a treasure and really, a very under utilized resource. As usual, your blog is full of delight and surprise. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday! Thanks for all you do.

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