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Mid-Nite Spook Party: 1935

Mid-Nite Spook Party: 1935

Way back when, the scariest day of the year was May 14. We're kicking off the Shorpy Halloween party with some of the spookiest posters you've even seen! This one's from 1935. View full size. Triangle Poster & Printing Co., Chicago.


Talking skulls

we are all talking skulls, sort of.

Ghosts from the dead ?

Ghosts from the dead ? wha..

*brain explodes *

I'm Going To Learn... to play the acoustic upright bass just so I can be in a rockabilly band called "Mel Roy and the Talking Skulls". Our t-shirts and CD cover art will be based on this poster. Look out Stray Cats!!!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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