Posts Tagged: Halloween

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage kids trick or treating

Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

vintage kids trick or treating

Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

vintage Halloween mask Castro

Cold War Halloween

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage Halloween mask Castro

Cold War Halloween

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage girl eating chocolate Bar

Wholesome Candy-Treat or Trick?

For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Chill. It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not

vintage girl eating chocolate Bar

Wholesome Candy-Treat or Trick?

For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Chill. It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Follies

Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the tag

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Follies

Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the tag

girl eating candy bar 1950s

Candy is Dandy

With Halloween approaching, panicky parents are getting spooked at the prospect of  their children overloading on candy . Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement as chowing down a serving of kale.

girl eating candy bar 1950s

Candy is Dandy

With Halloween approaching, panicky parents are getting spooked at the prospect of  their children overloading on candy . Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement as chowing down a serving of kale.