Thursday, September 1, 2016

Halloween 1969

These are wonderful...





Images by Albert Sadler.

11 comments:

Sara said...

As simple and pure Halloween as these are, I feel like they'd be hard to replicate. I want nothing more than to put a full Halloween door poster on our door but it would read too forced.:/ I dunno, I think I could be too cynical.

I love these.

Jay's Shadow said...

WOW. These photos make me feel the autumn air. (As I sit here in front of an air conditioner.)

Rot said...

pics like these are what keep the blog going...like finding gold

Jay's Shadow said...

Makes me remember all of those great trick or treat days......

Hey, one of your labels says "vintage"..... I was born in 1970......:

Now your making me feel old.

ScottT said...

Vintage Halloween decorations are THE BEST

girl6 said...

so poetic.
these pics speak volumes in their heartfelt simplicity. it's like you can hear them whispering to ya. you even start to imagine what the people are like who live behind those doors. you wonder about the kids & what they're gonna dress up as for the big night. & then i think, wow man, this is 1969....they're all ghosts now in one way or another. not forgotten tho.

i LOVE the doors too, sucha sign of the time, especially that last pic with the silver storm door (i think that's what it's called, you can pop the glass out & put a screen in) & the headless fellow sitting out front. that pic really touches me!!

there's a lady down the street front us, she's lived here since the first time i moved here. she's like in her very early 70's i think. her hub is still alive, they keep a really pristine house & their grandkids come to visit a a lot. anyways, every year (halloween & thanksgiving) she decorates all the windows & storm door with those old school colorful cardboard cut outs & i LOVE em!!! i told her last year, how i look forward to her decorations every year. makes me feel like ALL is right with the season, takes me straight back to being a kid again.

Honestly & Sincerely...Thank God for the decorators (on every level) they give SO much to the watchers. : )

Juli Riedel said...

So love the vintage Halloween!!! My mom has a picture of my with a plastic witch mask, cape and outfit on a broom! I wish I would have known to keep it!

Willow Cove said...

Love the lamppost ghost. Reminds me of when I was a kid, a friend's dad would make a witch ghost out of a green milk jug and sheet.

Autumnleaf said...

Ha! @ Girl6. Those cut outs are the greatest! I remember teachers decorating their classroom with those. Some were very nice illustrations. It's a real treat to see someone decorated for Halloween. They are the exception where I am. Most houses remain 'generic'. Same goes for July 4th.

Jeff said...

Some of those cut outs from my parents are among my most cherished possessions.

girl6 said...

Right On Autumnleaf & Jeff...those cutouts are instant time travel straight back to grade school. i remember 4th grade music/art class with Miss Chris, she was so young & pretty & SO much fun too!! she would play Frank Sinatra tunes for us, while we made our own Halloween decorations. i remember how she dug drinking those international house boxed coffees. hahaha. miss those times!!!