Friday, November 17, 2017

Dear Abby - Vintage Thanksgiving Dog Illustrations

Dear Friends,

I am taking next week off for some family time, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and share a few vintage Thanksgiving illustrations of dogs.

Calling All Girls magazine from 1960.  A young girl shares the wishbone with her dachshund.

Calling All Girls magazine from 1962.  A girl eats Thanksgiving lunch while her dachshund watches from the window.  (I am sure he will get some food too!)

Betsy McCall paper doll page from McCall's magazine.   "Betsy has a wonderful Thanksgiving."  Little illustration of Betsy's dog Nosy.

Saturday Evening Post magazine from 1933.  Three beagles are determined to share the Thanksgiving turkey!

Household magazine from 1952.  A busy Thanksgiving kitchen is pictured, complete with the family's eager dog.

Two beagles in this A.E. Kennedy illustration succeed at pulling the turkey off the table!

Vintage Thanksgiving postcard of a bulldog watching a Turkey.

A happy little dog sits in a chair at Thanksgiving on this postcard.  "For what we are about to receive let us be Thankful."

This World War II vintage illustration is from 1945.  The family dog helps a mother and her son, a sailor, cook dinner.  The illustration is by J.C. Leyendecker.

This illustration, also by J.C. Leyendecker for The American Weekly magazine, shows a little boy carrying a turkey home - although his little terrier dog thinks it is for him.  This is a 1950 illustration.

A maid carries a turkey while the family's dog follows eagerly.  This illustration is dated 1905.

This postcard depicts a man in Pilgrim clothes bringing a pumpkin and basket of apples home, with the help of his dog.

I hope you enjoyed these vintage Thanksgiving dog pictures.  And more importantly, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!   I am grateful for readers and friends here, and look forward to catching up with you again in a couple of weeks.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Abby xoxoxo


Neely said...

I love the vintag feel. Its so great this time of year. How fun!

Becky Ginther said...

These are very neat to look at. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Liz Mays said...

This kind of vintage artwork is pretty impressive a lot of the time. All of the different dogs are cute!

Unknown said...

I have seen some of these at one point. They are adorable. My favorite is the one of two puppies going for a turkey.

Beth Berger said...

These are all so sweet! It would be really fun to collect vintage papers/periodicals featuring dogs! I love having little things like that to keep an eye out for at garage sales and flea markets.

julie Wunder said...

The ones at top with the dachshund stole my heart! Such fun art work.

Zirmot said...

Quite lovely, and so is Dear Abby!x

Sherry Clitheroe (writing as Abigail Leigh Reed) said...

I love vintage images! There is just something about them that puts a smile on your face and make you wish for simpler times. You found some cute images with dogs.

Unknown said...

These are so cool! You could almost print them and use them in a Thanksgiving tablescape! Fun!

Tiffany VanSickle said...

These are great vintage illustrations! I loved the two beagles. :) That would be my dog.

Abby said...

Thanks, dear friends! I'm so glad you stopped by, and I really enjoyed your comments!

Abby xoxoxo