Halloween-spiration through the decades

Needing some last minute Halloween-spiration for a costume?  Here are a few costume ideas through the decades from our Photograph Collections:

  1. Cowboy

2. Indian

Unidentified woman and boy dressed as Indians, undated. [Hauss-Scharre Photograph Collection, 010PC10]

Unidentified woman and boy dressed as Indians, undated. [Hauss-Scharre Photograph Collection, 010PC10]

3. Dutch boy or girl

Dutch boy and girl, undated. [Speed Family Photograph Collection]

Dutch boy and girl, undated. [Speed Family Photograph Collection]

4. Clown

Scary clowns, undated. [Speed Family Photograph Collection, 007PC28]

Scary clowns, undated. [Speed Family Photograph Collection, 007PC28]

5. Hillbilly

Young adults pose dressed up as Hillbillies, 1944. [Al Blunk Photograph Collection, 996PC13.0363]

Young adults pose dressed up as Hillbillies, 1944. [Al Blunk Photograph Collection, 996PC13.0363]

6. Hula Girl 

Two women in costume, undated. [Speed Family Photograph Collection]

Two women in costume, undated. [Speed Family Photograph Collection]

7. George Rogers Clark

R. C. Ballard Thruston in leather hunting suit impersonating George Rogers Clark, 1924. [Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Photograph Collection]

R. C. Ballard Thruston in leather hunting suit impersonating George Rogers Clark, 1924. [Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Photograph Collection]

Whatever you decide to dress up as, I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Heather Potter

Heather Potter is the Curator of Photographs and Prints at The Filson Historical Society.

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