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Simpler (understood) Times

http://archive.org/details/DayofTha1951

Here is an interesting short (under 15 min) video about Thanksgiving in 1951. I am very interested in propaganda and in this piece the narrator, played by the father of a quintessential family, explains to his kids why they a turkey is not the True meaning of Thanksgiving. For it’s time it seems quite progressive, to lambast materialism, for the freedoms and lucky circumstances that one should be thankful for. But it is still 1951 where men are the seen as the sole breadwinners, and boys play sports and and girls play with dolls. This video highlights how being progressive for the time can still look archaic and un-progressed compared contemporarily.

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