Today, when we dream of Thanksgiving feasts, we envision impossibly overstuffed turkeys, Macy's Day parade crowds and daunting lines queuing up on retail blocks across the country. It's a far cry from the masked balls, costume processions and penny scrambles that dominated fall festivities 100 years ago.
We came across the above image courtesy of Greg Young, a writer for The Bowery Boys: New York City History, who recently paid homage to the forgotten custom of masking in a blog post for The Huffington Post. As Young pointed out, before Macy's launched its annual parade in 1924, Americans celebrated...
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