Bizarre Vintage Photos of People Threatening Turkeys | KCET
Bizarre Vintage Photos of People Threatening Turkeys
How do you tell a story about Thanksgiving through a photograph? For the photo editors at Los Angeles' mid-20th century newspapers, the answer usually involved a turkey, a person, and some sort of a weapon. The resulting images may strike us today as bizarre and even inappropriate, given our heightened sensitivities about cruelty toward animals, but in earlier times they served as humorous vehicles for concise visual storytelling.
Now, browse through the following selections from the region's major newspaper photo archives – the Herald-Examiner Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library, the Times Photographic Archive at the UCLA Library, or the Examiner Collection at the USC Libraries – as well as associated collections.
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