Vintage Halloween

I thought it would be fun to share some Halloween images of the past. All are from Wikimedia Commons. The featured photo of the baby (unidentified) sleeping in a pumpkin is a 1906 lantern slide from the National Library of Australia.

 

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This photo, showing three boys carving pumpkins, is from 1917 and came from the Library of Congress.

 

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The well-known Canadian photographer Conrad Poirier took this shot of Barbara, Pauline, and Dorthy Luck looking out on a spooky scene in 1940. With the permission and cooperation of Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec and Wikimedia Canada under the Poirier Project.

 

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These two boys are from the Book of Halloween, 1919, by Ruth Edna Kelley. Titled “No Hallowe’en without a Jack-o’-Lantern.” (That’s true!)

 

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An 1890 image from a student Halloween party at the University of Southern California. I’m guessing they carved ALL those pumpkins!

 

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This cute toddler in a pumpkin comes from the California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960. Scratched on the pumpkin is the year “1901,” the pumpkin’s weight “230#,” and “Raised by J.J. Teague.”

 

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This photo came from a collection from the Waterdown Public School, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada. It’s from 1928. I’m not quite sure if it’s a teacher or a student, but I like her outfit! By UNK photographer: uploaded by WayneRay.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Photo By: National Library of Australia, 1906, via Wikimedia Commons