Blicke in die Welt um 1900 – 29
»“Gobble, gobble, gobble.” What is all the noise about? Why, Mr. Turkey Gobbler has just been fed some corn. He is spreading his tail to show how handsome he is.
Turkeys are fine to eat. Some people have them for Thanksgiving. It is easier to eat them than to raise them. They cannot be kept in a yard like hens. They must wander about the fields. There they pick up grasshoppers and other insects. If they wander too far, perhaps a fox will get them. Skunks like turkey meat, too, and sometimes steal them at night. Wet grass is not good for little turkeys. Many of the flock catch cold and die before they grow large.
When the Pilgrims came to this country from England, there were wild turkeys all about. Now wild turkeys are found mostly in the South. They are a bronze color. These white turkeys came from Holland.
You have seen men drive cows. Sixty or seventy years ago men used to drive flocks of turkeys down from Canada to Boston. It was harder than driving cows. When night came the turkeys would not go a step farther. Turkeys would fly into trees or up on stone walls or fences to roost for the night.«
Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 … (wird fortgesetzt)
(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)
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