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From the Archives: Turkey time

From the Archives: Turkey time
Nov. 18, 1988: "Big Guy" lives in an apartment in Burbank and is the star of a Vegetarian Society of Southern California news conference promoting meatless Thanksgiving dinners. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)

Yes, it's time for giving thanks, gathering with friends and family, watching football and enjoying a turkey dinner.

It's also time for a collection of turkey photos from the Los Angeles Times Archive.

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

-- Scott Harrison

An earlier version of this article was published on Nov. 20, 2012.

Nov. 20, 1953: Laura Grant, 6, plays with the turkey flock at Fred Huntsinger Ranch in Northridge.
Nov. 20, 1953: Laura Grant, 6, plays with the turkey flock at Fred Huntsinger Ranch in Northridge. (Pete Grant / Los Angeles Times)
The original Nov. 4, 1945, Times caption reported: THEIR END IS NIGH - Turkeys - tom and hen - gobble their farewell to life at the Attolico ranch in the San Fernando Valley before being loaded on trucks and taken to the Verda slaughtering and dressing house in Roscoe.
The original Nov. 4, 1945, Times caption reported: THEIR END IS NIGH - Turkeys - tom and hen - gobble their farewell to life at the Attolico ranch in the San Fernando Valley before being loaded on trucks and taken to the Verda slaughtering and dressing house in Roscoe. (Los Angeles Times)
November 1959: Diane Vaccaro is surrounded by birds at the only turkey ranch left in Torrance. The others have moved out.
November 1959: Diane Vaccaro is surrounded by birds at the only turkey ranch left in Torrance. The others have moved out. (Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA)
The original Nov. 18, 1956, caption reported: BLISSFUL IGNORANCE of calendars and holidays keep turkeys from having nervous breakdowns as Thanksgiving nears. This handsome tom casually struts past the significant ax which will fall across the necks of many of his kind soon.
The original Nov. 18, 1956, caption reported: BLISSFUL IGNORANCE of calendars and holidays keep turkeys from having nervous breakdowns as Thanksgiving nears. This handsome tom casually struts past the significant ax which will fall across the necks of many of his kind soon. (Maxine Reams / Los Angeles Times)
Nov. 12, 1962: Willy Schaefer and his grandfather Bill Schaefer look over a flock of toms at Bill's ranch in Chino.
Nov. 12, 1962: Willy Schaefer and his grandfather Bill Schaefer look over a flock of toms at Bill's ranch in Chino. (Robert O. Ritchie / Los Angeles Times)
Nov. 2, 1978: Turkeys fill Bill Schaefer's BBB Turkey Ranch in Chino.
Nov. 2, 1978: Turkeys fill Bill Schaefer's BBB Turkey Ranch in Chino. (George Rose / Los Angeles Times)
Nov. 9, 1973: After turkeys are plucked, cut and cleaned, left, workers at Jess Ranch in Apple Valley stuff them in plastic bags and weigh them. At right, the bagged turkeys are then boxed for shipment.
Nov. 9, 1973: After turkeys are plucked, cut and cleaned, left, workers at Jess Ranch in Apple Valley stuff them in plastic bags and weigh them. At right, the bagged turkeys are then boxed for shipment. (Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times)
Nov. 20, 1980: Turkeys congregate at Vern Parton's farm in Yucaipa.
Nov. 20, 1980: Turkeys congregate at Vern Parton's farm in Yucaipa. (Iris Schneider / Los Angeles Times)
Nov. 24, 1976: Sister Benedict, chief cook at St. Ann's Home for the Aged in East Los Angeles, prepares four donated turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner.
Nov. 24, 1976: Sister Benedict, chief cook at St. Ann's Home for the Aged in East Los Angeles, prepares four donated turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner. (Steve Fontanini / Los Angeles Times)
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