• J. Frank Duryea (left) and Arthur W. White during the 1895 Chicago Times-Herald race. Onlookers stand in background. (Detroit Public Library)

    Post Perspective

    The First Auto Race: Thanksgiving 1895

    The greatest dangers in America’s first auto race were frostbite and exposure.

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  • Pilgrim’s Progress
Norman Rockwell
Life Magazine
November 17, 1921

    The Real Rockwell

    A Rockwell Thanksgiving Portrait

    See how Rockwell’s technique changed in five years. “My grandfather…always kept looking for ways to improve his technique,” writes Abigail Rockwell, “and step out of his comfort zone.”

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  • Black Friday

    Cover Artists

    Black Friday

    The tradition of gift giving is as old as Christmas itself. But, like all traditions, it changes over time. In lieu of Black Friday madness, here’s how gift shopping used to work back in the day.

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  • Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey appeard on the cover of The Country Gentleman in 1917

    Norman Rockwell

    Cousin Reginald

    Between 1917 and 1922, Norman Rockwell created a series of covers depicting the misadventures of a city slicker named Reginald Claude Fitzhugh, who repeatedly fell victim to the antics of his country cousins.

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    In The Magazine

    8 Tech Gifts Under $100

    It's far too easy to splurge on tech gifts. But why break the bank this year?

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Post Week in Review

News of the Week: Maher’s Remarks, Murray’s Christmas, and a Memento Remake Nobody Asked For

Catch a glimpse of Bill Maher’s interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a look at Bill Murray’s new holiday special, and AMBI Pictures ideas on a new OTNEMOM.

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Gee-Gee and Sally Mann as a baby

White Child, Black Nanny

One side of the fundamental paradox of the old South was that a white elite, determined to segregate the two races in public, based their... More