Monday, August 22, 2011

1955 Pumpkin Massacre



Image by Fessenden School Archives.


8 comments:

Autumnforest said...

Okay, I want a poster of that!

Conor said...

What strikes me about almost all of these pumpkins is how small their features are. The eyes are slits, and most of the mouths are just bigger slits. Hardly any have teeth. Seems like pumpkins today have bigger openings all around, letting more light out; I prefer it that way. So much wasted real estate on these pumpkins.

Colleen said...

I see Ralphie from the Christmas Story all the way over to the left is in attendance. heehee

Otaku said...

I keep picturing all those guys scattering out around the neighborhood, running from one house to the next. They look like they just can't wait for Halloween!

And yeah, Ralphie's there! I've always wondered what his Halloweens were like.

Herr Punkinstein said...

Little dudes in ties and coats...ah the "good ol' days". Me pa tells me tales of the times when you wouldn't be caught dead at a university football game without a coat and tie. Happy kids. Crazy...happy...kids.

MorbidMariah said...

This is pretty dang wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh... Simpler times. All those kids and not a single cell phone, blackberry or iPod in the group. No flash-mobs, no snarky online Facebook comments... And they would never have needed those things either. *SIGH*....

Jon said...

You know what be so great? A "then and now" recreation of this photo. A bunch of smiling old men in suits holding up their jack o'lanterns again.