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Trick or Treat: 1940

Trick or Treat: 1940

        In a year that's already had its share of scares, Shorpy wishes you a Happy Halloween -- mask up and let's be careful out there!

October 1940. "Grocery store in Fargo, North Dakota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon (with color by Shorpy) for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Better late than never.

As the title suggests, though it's nearly two weeks removed from Halloween now, I just wanted to throw my $0.02 in to send some appreciation your way not only for this website being such a necessary distraction (at least for me) this year, but for choosing such a great picture, with added exceptional Photoshop, to mark the day. You can almost see the flickering flames inside Mr. Jack O'Lantern's head.

Fargo's Most Popular Theatre

I came to the same conclusion as about Fargo's Most Popular Theatre at 218 Broadway.


Across the street, the Isis Theatre -- destroyed by fire Nov. 19, 1955.


Nice picture without color. Much better with the way you did it.

Thanks Dave.

Excellent job

Great PhotoShop work.

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