Thanksgiving Primary Sources



The quickest path to materials for educators is most often the Teacher Page and you will find a fun collection of primary sources for Thanksgiving in the Teacher Page Primary Source Sets:
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/thanksgiving/
Sources range widely from early idealized versions of the event
http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3c00000/3c08000/3c08100/3c08110v.jpg
to early twentieth century photographs
http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/10000/10001v.jpg .

An extensive range of Thanksgiving related posts with links to wonderful sources may be found in the blogs from the Adams Building of the Library of Congress:
http://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2014/11/featured-advertisement-a-1914-thanksgiving-shoppers-guide/
 
Rock Island Argus, November 24, 1914
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053934/1914-11-24/ed-1/seq-9/

For still more fascinating reading and resources, see:
•    Please pass the slow twitch fiber…
•    Pie•ology: A Full Filling Story
•    Candied Yams or Candied Sweet Potatoes?
•    A Sweet Potato History
•    A 1904 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner
•    Civil War: Thanksgiving Foods
•    Macy’s and the Parade
•    Planes, Trains but not Automobiles