Thanksgiving traditions at the White House date back centuries, the most famous being the turkey pardon. The first presidential turkey pardon originated with President Harry S. Truman in 1947 and has since become a White House tradition.
Nov. 30, 1921 President Warren G. Harding receives another Thanksgiving gobbler at the White House. The turkey was a gift of H.W. Mason of Crystal Springs Miss. Courtesy Library of Congress Buy Photo