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Image of the Week

Thanksgiving is almost here. Brooklyn has always celebrated it in style. Here is one of the images from the Brooklyn Eagle image collection from 1950. The caption read, "Young turkey hunters--All prepared for annual Thanksgiving Day festival at Infants Home of Brooklyn, 1358 56th St., are 3-year-old Pilgrim, Ralph, with trusty rifle, prepared to shoot down any wandering turkey he may find in the 56th St. forest lands, and his loyal companion and admirer, 2-year-old Harriet, Regardless of what luck the young hunters have, there will be turkey for the children's Thanksgiving dinner." The children are both wearing Pilgrim costumes." A small selection of other historical Thanksgiving pictures can be seen here.

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