All Hallows is Here Again

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” —Dexter Kozen

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A Halloween party in the 1960s. Collection unknown.
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This image was taken in Urnäsch, Switzerland, in 1944. Collection unknown.
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Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, Jr., visit their father in the White House Oval Office, 1963. Courtesy John F. Kennedy Library.
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My Mother, Elaine Garnand Longmore, and me, Annandale, Virginia, 1966.
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A teacher’s photo of her class dressed for Halloween in 1958. Courtesy Joe Geronimo.
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Ringing a doorbell on Halloween sometime in the 1940s. Collection unknown.
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Dressed as a gypsy, circa 1950. Collection unknown.
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Getting ready for my Halloween adventure, Annandale, Virginia, 1968.
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Inspecting the spoils, 1962. Collection unknown.
Student dressed for Halloween at the University of Wisconsin, ca. 1915.
Costumed as a jester, 1915. Courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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A Halloween party sometime in the 1950s. Collection unknown.
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Bobbing for apples, circa 1925. Collection unknown.
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Ready to gather some candy in 1970. Collection unknown.
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Tricker-or-treaters in the late 1960s. Collection Unknown.
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Carving pumpkins in 1917. Courtesy Library of Congress.
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Tricker-or-treaters in Star Wars costumes, circa 1980. Collection unknown.
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The winner of masquerade at a Halloween party held at Hillview cooperative, Osage Farms, Missouri, 1939. Courtesy Library of Congress.
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Trick or treating circa the mid-1960s. Courtesy National Museum of Play.
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A Halloween party at Shafter migrant camp, California, 1938. Courtesy Library of Congress.
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Halloween decorations in a novelty shop window, circa 1960. Collection unknown.
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A Halloween party game, circa 1940. The woman in this picture may be a Red Cross “Donut Dolly.” Courtesy National Museum of American History.
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Trick-or-treaters on Hart Street, Brooklyn, 1965. Courtesy Shorpy.

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Happy Halloween 2018 from our home to yours!

 

Easters Ago

As the Northern Hemisphere explodes with green life, let’s take a look back at rebirth celebrations of yesteryear.

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A beautiful early Easter image, probably 1890s.
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The 1898 5th Avenue Easter Parade, New York City, New York. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
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Children at the 1898 White House Easter Egg Roll. Courtesy Library of Congress.
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An early 1930s Norwegian Easter postcard. Courtesy National Library of Norway.
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All dressed up as rabbits, circa 1935. Photo courtesy simpleinsomnia.
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Two happy boys, one sketchy Rabbit, circa 1940.
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An eggsplosive early 1950s Easter bonnet.
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A happy Easter morn in the mid-1950s.
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The Easter Bunny has struck and these kids couldn’t be more pleased. Circa 1960.
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The Kennedy family celebrates Easter at the Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., Residence in Palm Beach, 14 April, 1963. Courtesy Library of Congress.
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A Polaroid of Easter finery, 1967.
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My sister and I in our Easter best, Annandale, Virginia, circa 1968.
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Children meet the Easter Bunny at the White House, 1975. Courtesy National Archives.

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