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Van Renseler Townsend
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We are wont to consider that we have cause to be thankful that we live in these days of civilization and are not beset by the perils that environed our ancestors. This little comedy picture opens the subject for discussion, for it shows us one of our great, great grandfathers with his little family setting out to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at his grandfather's house, and the dangers encountered on the way. There are bears and Indians and flights of arrows, which pierce their hats and clothing and which are very much in evidence when they arrive at the end of their tramp. And the scene shifts to this year, 1909, and we see how much more comfortably the young New Yorker of to-day makes the same trip when he goes to dine out with his grandfather. He meets no bears and there are no Indians. He has only to dodge automobiles and wagons, etc., and to carry his family through a crush on the elevated; and when he arrives at his grandfather's there are no arrows through his clothes, the family... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 November 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Bluebeard (1909) and Annual Celebration of School Children at Newark, New Jersey (1909). See more »

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