13 Vintage Halloween Pictures to get you in the Holiday Spirit

It’s mid-October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Halloween to me. It might have something to do with the temperatures outside or maybe it’s because I haven’t had any apple cider. To get both you and I into the holiday spirit, I combed the archives (lots of archives, actually) to bring you thirteen vintage Halloween photos!

Wait wait, lets set the mood with some music. Try this song, or maybe this one.

Alright, now let’s see what we’ve got here…

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“Trick photo” of a decapitated man, ca. 1875. Image via George Eastman Museum.

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Costumed passengers at the Tallahassee Municipal Airport, 1984. Image via Florida Memory. (Can you imagine showing up to the airport like this today?!)

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The Nereidian Club, a synchronized swimming club, swim with a skeleton at Duke University, date unknown. Image via Duke University Archives.

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Halloween party flyer from Duke University, 1976. Image via Duke University Archives.

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Halloween party flyer from the Duke Graduate Student Association, date unknown. Image via Duke University Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monster College graduation at Knott’s Berry Farm, 1990. Image via Orange County Archives.

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Ghostly image created via double exposure, 1899. Image via National Archives UK.

 

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Underwater witch in Rainbow Springs, FL, 1950s. Image via Florida Memory.

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Agar Adamson in a very impressive Napoleon Bonaparte costume at a ball in Toronto, 1898. Image via Library and Archives Canada. (It appears that Canadians do Halloween right.)

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Elvira and friends at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Halloween Haunt, 1986. Image via Orange County Archives.

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Halloween party at the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh, NC, 1950. Image via State Archives of North Carolina.

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Press photo for The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, 1969. Image via Mousetalgia.

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NC State students dressed as Paul Stanley and a scarecrow, 1991. Image via NCSU Libraries.


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