Halloween Postcard Showing Pumpkin Figures Seated on a Squash and Looking at a Black Cat, Postmarked 1908

Summary

By 1900, articles in magazines and newspapers had helped spread and popularize Halloween customs and images like jack o-lanterns, black cats, witches, or bobbing for apples to a national audience. Some people marked the holiday by mailing a Halloween-themed postcard greeting to family or friends. During the first two decades of the 20th century, sending postcards was an easy--and popular--way to communicate.

By 1900, articles in magazines and newspapers had helped spread and popularize Halloween customs and images like jack o-lanterns, black cats, witches, or bobbing for apples to a national audience. Some people marked the holiday by mailing a Halloween-themed postcard greeting to family or friends. During the first two decades of the 20th century, sending postcards was an easy--and popular--way to communicate.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1908

Creators

Raphael Tuck & Sons 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

Germany, Saxony 

Creator Notes

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, England. (Hallowe'en Post Cards Series No. 150). Printed in Saxony, Germany.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2018.33.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Embossing (Technique)

Color

Multicolored
Orange (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in

Width: 5.625 in

Inscriptions

on fron: Hallowe'en

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