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The National Archives Celebrates Thanksgiving
Press Release · Saturday, October 3, 1789

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Refer to Caption President Richard Nixon and turkey Turkey presentation for Thanksgiving, 11/18/1969 White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration), 01/20/1969 - 08/09/1974 [National Archives Identifier 194663]
Refer to Caption President Harry Truman and turkey But was that turkey pardoned? The Truman Library tackles this question. Photograph of President Truman receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from members of the Poultry and Egg National Board and other representatives of the turkey industry, outside the White House., 11/16/1949 Harry S. Truman Library[National Archives Identifier 200138]
Refer to Caption George Washington s October 3, 1789, Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 10/03/1789 General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 2006 [National Archives Identifier 299956]
Refer to Caption The House Joint Resolution Making the Last Thursday in November a Legal Holiday, 12/26/41 77th Congress, Record Group 233, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives held by the Center for Legislative Archives.
Refer to Caption President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of October 3, 1863 (Presidential Proclamation 106)., 10/03/1863, Page 1 General Records of the United States Government, 1778 — 2006 [National Archives Identifier 299960]
Refer to Caption President Abraham Lincoln s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of October 3, 1863 (Presidential Proclamation 106)., 10/03/1863, Page 2 General Records of the United States Government, 1778 — 2006 [National Archives Identifier 299960]
Refer to Caption President Abraham Lincoln s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of October 3, 1863 (Presidential Proclamation 106)., 10/03/1863, Page 3 General Records of the United States Government, 1778 — 2006 [National Archives Identifier 299960]

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