Calling All Costumes: Dig Up Your Old Halloween Photos!

A group of children in cylinder costumes? Possibly for Halloween or a play in Oakley, Kans., 1907

Kansas State Historical Society A group of children in cylinder costumes? Possibly for Halloween or a play in Oakley, Kans., 1907

Halloween is in the near future, so we are looking to the distant past. And we want your help.

When Americans hide behind a mask, anything can happen. We’re looking for the wide array of Halloween costumes that have been preserved in old photos: The most delightful, offensive, organically surreal and highly original costumes in history.

Click here to upload your archival photos of Halloween costumes (or anything else Halloween-related) from your own collection. We’ll post a selection of them just before Halloween. Here are a few from various archives to get you started.

Children in the San Francisco Bay area, 1968

Courtesy of The Bancroft Library/University of California, Berkeley Children in the San Francisco Bay area, 1968
John F. Kennedy and Halloween visitors to the Oval Office, 1963

National Archives

John F. Kennedy and Halloween visitors to the Oval Office, 1963

Via: npr.org

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