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Throwback Thursday Photo, Happy Thanksgiving

Volunteers of America distributing baskets for Thanksgiving [RG2791.PH0-000003]

Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s Throwback Thursday photograph features members of Volunteers of America ready to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in 1913. 

About thirty baskets have been posed in front of Mrs. Lush’s Dining Room at 1202-1204 P Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. The children in the photograph are reported to be some of the recipients of the bountiful baskets.

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