Happy Halloween, everyone! To celebrate, I have decided to share some vintage Halloween photographs. Some are very definitely from the Victorian era, others . . . less so. My stopping point was 1920. The first two were brought to my attention by fellow researchers, so I'm not sure where they originally found them. The others I got from random Googling.
The Fly (1865)
The Gentleman Ham-hock, aka the Lady Gaga (1894)
The Comfort Chickens (year unknown)
The Black-and-White Cookies (year unknown)
The You're-Going-To-Regret-That-Lack-Of-Mobility-Almost-Instantly Costume (year unknown)
Batgirl (year unknown)
The KILL-IT-WITH-FIRE-I-DON'T-KNOW-WHAT-THAT-IS (year unknown)
The Roller-Skating Harem Widow (1910)
The Ghostface Killah (1905)
The Aryan Nation Jester (1918).
The Homemade-Masks-Are-Not-A-Great-Idea Costume (1905)
Little Rabid Riding Hood (1905)