Tuesday, October 30, 2007


For those of you who might be wondering where I found the information for my posts on vintage Halloween, here are some of my sources:

"Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past," by Diane C. Arkins (above), gave me most of my information on Halloween parties from the 1910s-1930s.

Another wonderful book by Arkins is "Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear." From that, I gleaned much information about old Halloween superstitions, fortunetelling and divination.

Another excellent source for vintage Halloween information is Lisa Morton, who wrote "The Halloween Encyclopedia." This book is very expensive, so I don't own it, but she has a very informative website.

And last but certainly not least, is "The Little Big Book of Chills and Thrills." This is a chunky little book that's filled with vintage Halloween illustrations, ghost stories, poems, legends and lore, recipes and more. It's been described as a magical and enchanting little book, and I totally agree!

All of these books can be found at amazon.com.


Carole Burant said...

Happy Halloween dear Julie:-) I've so enjoyed catching up on your last few posts...love all the vintage pictures and stories. Hope your day is full of treats:-) xox

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween.
Thjose books look great.

Lena said...

Thank you for sharing your great resources, Julie.

Happy Halloween to you!

Bimbimbie said...

Halloween Greetings Dear Julie - your vintage postcards have my eyes sellbound ....Spooky Smiles @{@

nonizamboni said...

You have made Halloween so fun and I've actually learned a lot!
And what a wonderful surprise that we both had the same nickname!! It must have been a real term of endearment back then. . .I can't think of anyone nicer to share this with.
Happy Halloween, Julie.

Bimbimbie said...

ok ... that was spellbound! someone put a spell on my fingers lol @{@

Sheila said...

You have done some great Hallowe'en posts here Julie. Great fun..!
Happy Hallowe'en..!