Halloween Postcard Book

Author: Darling & Company

Publisher: Darling

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 30

View: 270

During the great era of postcard publishing (which dated from the 1890s until World War I) uncountable different designs for postcards were produced. Holidays were a favorite time to send postcards, and as Halloween was second only to Christmas as a sending occasion, an enormous number of cards were available. The imagery is varied, appealing, and dramatic. We present here some of our favorites from that time, and hope that we thus encourage a renewal of the happy custom of Halloween correspondence.

Wicked Witches and Creepy Cats

A Halloween Postcard Book

Author: Laughing Elephant Publishing

Publisher: Darling

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 30

View: 446

p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Times; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Only when darkness comes does Halloween truly begin. Night is the time for mystery, for devilry, for fright. All manner of mysterious and sometimes frightening creatures emerge from the shadows, including the two featured in our Wicked Witches and Creepy Cats: A Halloween Postcard Book. Along with the pumpkin, the witch and her feline familiar are the most enduring symbols of All Hallows' Eve, and thus are richly represented in the many Halloween postcards that were printed in the picture postcard's Golden Age (1890 to World War 1.) Our selection of 30 witch and black cat images include the mildly frightening witch, the adorable child witch, the pretty lady witch, one rather odd witch driving a roadster and many very fine black cats.

Halloween

Romantic Art Postcard Book

Author: Diane C. Arkins

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 16

View: 862

Halloween Merrymaking

An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past

Author:

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 489

The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories

Terrifying Tales Set on the Scariest Night of the Year!

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 847

Twenty-six terrifying tales set on the scariest night of the year! Treat yourself to some very tricky stories! Halloween . . . All Hallows’ Eve . . . Samhain . . . Día de los Muertos . . . the Day the Dead Come Back . . . When the barriers between the worlds are at their weakest—when ghosts, goblins, and grisly things can cross over into our dimension—then for a single night each year the natural becomes the supernatural, the normal becomes the paranormal, and nobody is safe from their most intimate and terrifying fears. The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories brings you a dark feast of frightening fiction by some of the most successful and respected horror writers working today, including Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Helen Marshall, Richard Christian Matheson, Robert Shearman, Robert Silverberg, Angela Slatter, Steve Rasnic Tem, and many more, along with a very special contribution by award-winning poet Jane Yolen. Here you will encounter witches, ghosts, monsters, psychos, demonic nuns, and even Death himself in this spooky selection of stories set on the night when evil walks the earth . . .

Halloween

Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear

Author:

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 207

Teddy Bear All-Occasion Postcards

24 Full-Colour Ready-to-Mail Cards

Author: Crystal Collins-Sterling

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 6

View: 531

Charming portraits of teddy bears celebrating holidays like Valentine's Day, Christmas, and the Fourth of July, as well as special occasions such as birthdays and weddings.

Halloween

Author: James Lantos

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 55

View: 300

Over 60 images relating to Halloween in a full-color paperback. Part of Applewood's Pictorial America series, the book features images drawn from historical sources and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This small gem is the ideal gift for anyone interested in a concise and beautiful visual history of Halloween in America.

Postmarked Yesteryear

Art of the Holiday Postcard

Author: Pamela Apkarian-Russell

Publisher: Collectors Press, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

View: 304

From naughty gnomes and dancing pumpkins to rabbits driving cars, postcards have marked time like no other form of art. Today these postcards are treasured artefacts as well as important historical documents from around the world.

American Holiday Postcards, 1905äóñ1915

Imagery and Context

Author: Daniel Gifford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 795

In the early 20th century, postcards were one of the most important and popular expressions of holiday sentiment in American culture. Millions of such postcards circulated among networks of community and kin as part of a larger American postcard craze. However, their uses and meanings were far from universal. This book argues that holiday postcards circulated primarily among rural and small town, Northern, white women with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. Through analysis of a broad range of sources, Daniel Gifford recreates the history of postcards to account for these specific audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an image-based conversation among exclusive groups of Americans. A variety of narratives are thus revealed: the debates generated by the Country Life Movement; the empowering manifestations of the New Woman; the civic privileges of whiteness; and the role of emerging technologies. From Santa Claus to Easter bunnies, flag-waving turkeys to gun-toting cupids, holiday postcards at first seem to be amusing expressions of a halcyon past. Yet with knowledge of audience and historical conflicts, this book demonstrates how the postcard images reveal deep divides at the height of the Progressive Era.