Photograph of President Truman receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from members of the Poultry and Egg National Board and other representatives of the turkey industry, outside the White House. November, 1949.
This was the second turkey presentation ever held at the White House. President Truman also presided over the first one in 1947.
This Thanksgiving, two turkeys from Minnesota will travel to the White House to be pardoned by President Obama. Learn about the history of the Presidential turkey pardon.
Photo from the Presidential Libraries