Color print advertisement for Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement features an anachronistic scene of what is described as a "Colonial" celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, although Thanksgiving was only celebrated intermittently prior to 1863. A group of elaborately-dressed white people sit at a table, while a racially-stereotyped depiction of a Black man in a livery uniform holds a serving dish behind them. The man is also depicted in a smaller illustration holding a turkey. The accompanying text speaks reverently of that era, while simultaneously drawing a contrast between the "limitations of Colonial Days" and recent developments in health, transportation, and even dry cleaning.
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Dow Chemical Company. “Count Among Our Blessings...,” circa 1945. Advertisements from the Dow Chemical Historical Collection, Box 9. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/w5eb4b9.
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