Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Little Tour of My Brain, Part 11 - Hallowe'en - Assorted Images

Here are some more of my favourite images for the season. Enjoy looking at them. Have fun tonight and today for that matter. Stay safe and have a Happy Hallowe'en!

This wooden panel is 7 3/4" wide and 9 3/4" high. It is produced with a technique called pyrography or wood burning. The design is burnt into the wood and then painted, in this case with gouache or opaque poster paint. I have no idea how old it is.

A delightful and mischevious little imp is pictured on the piece of sheet music from 1922.

This image is from a "Dennison's Crepe Paper Almanac 1913".

 A Baby Ruth chocolate bar advertisement from a 1939 magazine. And guess what, as the ad says it has dextrose!

This is the only Hallowe'en image in this entire book of party games from 1924.

This school reader is from 1941. Can you imagine the excitement and anticipation that this book would cause leading up to the big event.

Gathering the perfect pumpkin from the cornfield.

 After carving the pumpkin it is put out for all to see.

 Finally the party with all of your friends.

 This picture is from the "Children's Party Book" published in 1935 by A. E. Staly Mfg. Co. Decatur, Illinois. They were a sugar refinery I believe. If you have any information about them let me know. It appears that his wife did this book for the company.

And finally a candy wrapper that I saved. I have no idea how old it is or if the candy is still made but the look is very nostalgic.



Unknown said...

Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

Love the candy wrapper graphicsand the sheet music :)


sammy and glenn: pachadesign said...

hi len,

thanks for telling us about your halloween on our blog - love the idea of vintage decorations everywhere.
and thanks for complimenting our work too.
great blog by the way.

sammy and glenn