You’ve probably heard of a “gaggle of geese.” Maybe even a “murder of crows.” But did you know that a group of November gobblers is called a “rafter of turkeys”? Here are some early 20th-century images (from the New-York Historical Society Postcard Collection) of the runner-up for America’s national bird. Not quite enough feathers to reach the rafters, perhaps, but plenty for us to wish you a happy, safe, and healthy Thanksgiving. (And don’t forget to eat your veggies, waiting patiently down below. . . .)
This post is by Joseph Ditta, Processing Archivist.