Top Topic - Halloween


Front of chain store, Herrin, Illinois


 
Halloween (created by TPS DePaul University, Chicago)

History of Halloween: 
The folklore traditions of All Hallows 
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/halloween.html

Diaries: 
Minnesota pioneer sketches; from personal recollections and observations of a pioneer resident. Old Time Halloween Doings (1904)
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbum:@field(DOCID+@lit(lhbum01848div113))

Sheet Music: 
Jack O'Lantern Man (1901) 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/dukesm:@field(DOCID+@lit(ncdhasm.b0762))

Denny Malone's ghost, by M. H. McChesney(1871). 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mussm:@field(NUMBER+@band(sm1871+04738))

Witches’ Dance (1879)
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mussm:@field(NUMBER+@band(sm1879+01032))

The Four Witches, by Harry Banks(1880)
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mussm:@field(NUMBER+@band(sm1880+10616))

Photographs
A-listnin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about (1900) 
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004676229/

Cabinet Lady directs cutting of pumpkin at Girl Scouts Halloween party. Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1938
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/hec2009011972/

Halloween party at State Normal School, Kearney, Nebraska. (1908) 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/psbib:@field(DOCID+@lit(p10015))

Halloween Costume Party at Gates' Rooftop Garden / photo by Harry M. Rhoads. (1920 - 1930?) 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hawp:@field(NUMBER+@band(codhawp+00185801))

Halloween party at Shafter migrant camp, California. (1938)
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/fsaall:@field(NUMBER+@band(fsa+8b15418))

Halloween party at Shafter migrant camp, California. (1938) 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/fsaall:@field(NUMBER+@band(fsa+8b15425))

Winner of masquerade at Halloween party. Hillview cooperative, Osage Farms, Missouri. (1939)
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/fsaall:@field(NUMBER+@band(fsa+8b19051))

Halloween Visitors (1979) 
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc96ran.46310

WPA Posters (1936 - 1943)
Halloween roller skating carnival : Bring your skates : Prizes will be awarded for costumes / M. Weitzman. 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/wpapos:@field(NUMBER+@band(cph+3b48904))

October's "bright blue weather" : A good time to read!. 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/wpapos:@field(NUMBER+@band(cph+3b48754))

Halloween roller skating carnival : On the mall, Central Park : Bring your skates : Come in costume : Prizes will be given for costumes.
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/wpapos:@field(NUMBER+@band(cph+3b49017))

Spooky Stories
A Halloween Wraith. A Story.. [Harper's new monthly magazine. / Volume 81, Issue 486, November, 1890]
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/ncpsbib:@field(DOCID+@lit(ABK4014-0081-48_bib))

The Witch in the Glass [Scribners monthly, an illustrated magazine for the people. / Volume 21, Issue 5, March 1881]
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/ncpsbib:@field(DOCID+@lit(ABP7664-0021-112_bib))

The Ghost That Appeared To Mrs. Wharton. [Harper's new monthly magazine. / Volume 2, Issue 7, December 1850]
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/ncpsbib:@field(DOCID+@lit(ABK4014-0002-22_bib))

Ghost Stories. [The Atlantic monthly. / Volume 43, Issue 257, March 1879]
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/ncpsbib:@field(DOCID+@lit(ABK2934-0043-73_bib))

Films of Fantasy
Dud leaves home / Bray Pictures Corporation ; animator and writer, Wallace Carlson. (1919) 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/papr: @filreq(@field(NUMBER+@band(animp+4068))+@field(COLLID+animat))

Mary and Gretel / Toyland Films; animator, Howard S. Moss. (1916)
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/papr: @filreq(@field(NUMBER+@band(animp+4077s2))+@field(COLLID+animat))

 

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