“No Hallowe’en Without a Jack-o’-Lantern,” from The Book of Hallowe’en by Ruth Edna Kelley, the first book-length history of the holiday,1919.
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Thirteen decapitated soldiers, an early example of trick photography, photographer unknown, 1910 (via This is Colossal and The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
In the late 1960’s, New York-based photographer Arthur Tress got the idea to ask children about their dreams. The children described nightmares and fantasies so intriguing and otherworldly that Tress set about creating those dreams in real life, constructing the imagined scene and photographing it… Read More ›
Candace Hilligoss in still from Carnival of Souls, 1962.
In 1941, a young blonde named Maila Nurmi made her way to New York City with dreams of stardom. Born in Finland as Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi nineteen years prior, Maila landed small roles on and off Broadway until catching the… Read More ›
Bela Lugosi and Sydney Fox in the 1932 film Murders in the Rue Morgue (via Damsel Lover).
Still from I vampiri (The Vampires), 1956. Photo via the British Film Institute’s 10 Great Italian Gothic Horror Films.
If you have spent any time in the United States around Thanksgiving, you probably stumbled across the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at some point. Dating to 1924, the parade first featured balloons in 1927, when a larger-than-life Felix the Cat produced… Read More ›