Pennsylvania: 1980s-1990s. Album. Large self-mount album containing nearly 300 photographs of adults (and a few children) in Halloween costumes. The photographs can be easily removed from the album pages. Many of the photographs portray well-known characters and people of the 1980s and a few have 1991 date-stamps. Most appear to have been taken at annual parties held in in family’s rec room named “Ernie’s Place,” and there is a Penn State sign visible in one. Several photos of children were taken outside and at an elementary school costume parade. The album and photographs are in nice shape.
Costumes run the gamut from tame to politically incorrect to scary and include
Baseball and football players,
Nurses, doctors, and patients,
Farmers, cows, cats, and rabbits,
Raggedy Ann and Andy,
and Harpo Marx,
Ronald Reagan and a saxophone playing Bill Clinton,
Motorcycle gang members,
Traditional and scary clowns,
Hobos, convicts, and old-time gangsters,
The John 3:16 Rainbow Man and Jesus,
Male and female flashers,
Wizards and witches,
Aliens, mummies, and skeletons,
The Phantom of the Opera,
Dracula and Frankenstein,
Satan and other devilish creatures,
Freddy Kruger and Michael Myers from Nightmare on Elm Street’s and Halloween
Serial killers, and many more.
Very good. Item #008642
A fascinating visual record of late-20th century Halloween celebrations before the days of political correctness and the widespread fear of hurt feelings. No doubt that today, on many a university campus, some of these costumes would warrant suspensions, expulsions, and fraternity/sorority closures.