Friday, December 22, 2006

Halloween 1922

In The Hound we read, "On October 29 {Sunday, C.P.} we found in the soft earth un derneath the library window a series of footprints uttery impossible to describe."

Lovecraft wrote the most incredible horror stories, but let's place his intensity in the sitz im leben {setting in life} of Halloween, October 31, 1922. Sunday would have probably been the day of celebration of Halloween that year, and the moon was gibbous - full moon was several days away.

Here are vintage images from advertisement, a dance card*, and a Saturday Evening Post illustration of Halowwen that year - 1922.

* The Dance Card comes from an Illinois High School from 1922. Lake Forest Academy, Personal Scrapbook of Edward Morgan Thomas, 1922, a student, 8 x 10 cm.

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