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Trick or Treat: 1940

Trick or Treat: 1940

        Heeeere's Jack -- Happy Halloween from Shorpy!

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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Happy Halloween, ya'll

Great photoshop, Dave.

Every year in Dallas there's a Halloween block party. It was yesterday (Sunday) night. A friend of mine used to go every year and video the event. Here is his 2014 video. Check out the costume at 12 minutes, 18 seconds -- simple, but effective.

My friend doesn't go anymore; the block party has become a victim of its own success. It is so crowded now he can't move around and get enough room to video.

For those interested in seeing me -- do a search for Jellyroll under his name. I'm the guy wearing the mask in the park and dentist chair.

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.

SISI

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

Outstanding

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

Thanks Dave.

Excellent job

Great PhotoShop work.

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