Friday, October 21, 2011

Things That Go Bump In the Night!

These young Trick or Treaters look as if they've found a 
surprise that goes bump in the night!



Halloween Postcard



This is another reproduction postcard from the Halloween Postcard Book
published by Darling and Company in Seattle.
There is some information on the back of this card.
E. C. Banks designed the card and it was published around 1911.

Banks was one of several Halloween postcard artists active between 1905 - 1915.

Halloween was a very popular holiday during the beginning of the 20th century, probably even more so than today. During that period Halloween was celebrated more by adults than children, as they reveled in the mysteries and magic of the fall season. Most often these cards were used as invitations to highly anticipated parties. These parties had many wonderful games and activities such as bobbing for apples, fortune telling, and dancing, that are often beautifully depicted on the postcards.

A big thank you to the lovely Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.

Wishing YOU well and a fun filled weekend.


12 comments:

Sherry Smyth said...

Talk about having your "hair stand up on end"!!! woot!!

LDH said...

I think my hair would stand up like that too if I encountered such a scary image~ Beautifully colored postcard.

Barbara F. said...

I love vintage Halloween items. xo

nonizamboni said...

Wonderfully creepy; not to mention that was the year my dear old dad was born.
Many thanks for getting me started on Pinterest! Now, if I can just corral my enthusiasm :O)
Happy, happy autumn days, my friend.

Janet said...

Maybe I need a ghost to scare me every morning so I can get my hair to stand up like that!

Birdwoman said...

Love those expressions!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Where do you find them. This is terrific. xox Corrine

Pondside said...

I love it.
For years we had a Hallowe'en party every October - perhaps it's time for another one????

Mary said...

Oh I adore the vintage images on those old postcards!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Wonderful card! I like the witch flying past the moon like an early ET.

Grace.B said...

Hello dear,

This card is very beautiful, especially the details one.
Actually what you says about the adult and Halloween reminds me of the fanct dress ball we used to organised when I was little and after I did it again at the university. The parties started exactly as you said by the card and we also had differents games during the ball. Old days....

Thank for the share and happy (late) PFF and weekend

Grace

Heather said...

I just bought this book of cards. Can't wait to start sending them out.