Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing families and friends abound a Happy Thanksgiving from Rego-Forest Preservation Council!

Below is a 1939 chrome postcard from The Macy Color Views of New York series, featuring a float making its way around Columbus Circle. Most vintage Thanksgiving postcards feature greetings, poetry, and traditional imagery, but it is rare to discover a postcard featuring both Thanksgiving and a New York City theme. Picture perfect! I am a deltiologist since 2002 (beginning with collecting Forest Hills postcards, which now benefit historic preservation causes), so this postcard resides in the Michael Perlman Postcard Collection. Please feel free to share this artifact with your family and friends.

Ever wonder about the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? This is an impressive run-down, so get your study cards!

What are you thankful for? Let's be grateful for cherished experiences with loved ones and true friends, living in a diverse borough, or other unique sections of the city and beyond. Also, let's extend our thanks for the small moments in life that convey great meaning. We are blessed in more ways we can imagine.


  1. Thanks Michael,
    And the best of Thanksgivings to you and your family.

  2. Thats a Great old postcard Michael Hope you an your Family had a Wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. Thank you, James and Mark! "An oldie but a goodie," as they say. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving as well, and wishing you the best year-round, with experiences to be grateful for.