The Thanksgiving Vegetable Centerpiece

In honor of Thanksgiving, below are a few illustrations from a November, 1911 Ladies Home Journal article, “The Thanksgiving Vegetable Centerpiece.” The article suggests that “the commonest vegetables may be combined to form most attractive decorations for the harvest season,” and the results, as shown below, are humorous, interesting, and unusual. The magazine is part of our Periodical Collections.

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About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.