Tuesday, October 30, 2007
NOW WHERE'D SHE LEARN THAT?
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!