Old Photos: Presidential Thanksgiving

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (C), ducking as the Thanksgiving turkey takes the throne. Photographer:Thomas D. Mcavoy. © Time Inc

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (C), ducking as the Thanksgiving turkey takes the throne. Photographer:Thomas D. Mcavoy. © Time Inc

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family, smiling and laughing during Thanksgiving dinner. Photographer:Thomas D. Mcavoy. © Time Inc

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family, smiling and laughing during Thanksgiving dinner. Photographer:Thomas D. Mcavoy. © Time Inc

Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt w. his wife Eleanor, serving Thanksgiving turkey to polio patients who drew lots to see who would sit at the Pres.s table in Georgia Hall at Warm Springs Foundation. Photographer:Margaret Bourke-White. © Time Inc

Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt w. his wife Eleanor, serving Thanksgiving turkey to polio patients who drew lots to see who would sit at the Pres.'s table in Georgia Hall at Warm Springs Foundation. Photographer:Margaret Bourke-White. © Time Inc

Dwight D. Eisenhower carving the turkey at a family Thanksgiving dinner.Photographer:Yale Joel. © Time Inc

Dwight D. Eisenhower carving the turkey at a family Thanksgiving dinner.Photographer:Yale Joel. © Time Inc

President Dwight D. Eisenhower carving the Thanksgiving turkey while Mamie, John & the rest of the family are cheerfully looking on.Photographer:George Skadding. © Time Inc

President Dwight D. Eisenhower carving the Thanksgiving turkey while Mamie, John & the rest of the family are cheerfully looking on. Photographer: George Skadding. © Time Inc

Dwight D. Eisenhower (L, Standing) and family, celebrating Thanksgiving, with cornucopia placed on dinner table.Photographer:Yale Joel. © Time Inc

Dwight D. Eisenhower (L, Standing) and family, celebrating Thanksgiving, with cornucopia placed on dinner table.Photographer:Yale Joel. © Time Inc

  • Alex J.

    Eleanor Roosevelt gets uglier and uglier with each picture of her I see.