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Halloween Party at the Orpheum

Date: October 31 1930
Description: View from the stage of a full audience of costumed Halloween party-goers in the auditorium at the Orpheum Theatre, 216 State Street.
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Girl in Halloween Costume

Date: October 29 1932
Description: Esther Johnson wearing a Halloween costume and big-nosed mask, and holding the Jack-o-Lantern that for the Capital Times "Schnozzle" parade in honor...
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Lighted Jack-o-Lanterns

Date: October 31 1986
Description: Parents with children at a carved pumpkin, or jack-o-lantern, display on lawn on Halloween night.
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Astronaut Kids

Date: October 30 1968
Description: Three children, dressed up in homemade astronaut costumes for Halloween. One clever parent has made good use of a football helmet!
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Children Dressed in Halloween Costumes

Date: 1920
Description: Five children dressed in Halloween costumes with jack-o-lanterns hanging overhead. Two of them are Robert J. Taylor's daughters, Ellen and Donna Taylor.
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Naval Training School Band

Date: November 03 1944
Description: U.S. Naval Training School (Radio) Band in Great Hall of the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Halloween decoration in the back...
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Halloween Window Display

Date: November 08 1938
Description: Vienna French Pastry shop, 334-336 State Street, Halloween Jack-o-lantern window.
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Women in Halloween Costumes

Date: October 24 1938
Description: Group portrait of nine women posing indoors in Halloween costumes. 119 N. Butler Street.
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"Phantom President" Movie Parade

Date: October 31 1932
Description: Children in Halloween costumes carrying signs for Jimmy Durante's "Phantom President" movie, including horse and carriage with drivers and riders.
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W.T. Grant Company Employees' Party

Date: October 27 1932
Description: Employees of the W.T. Grant Company, 21 S. Pinckney Street, in costumes at their Halloween party.
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Halloween Costumes

Date: October 31 1931
Description: Children posing in Halloween costumes at The Capital Times-RKO Strand Theatre Halloween party.
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Halloween Decorations in Orpheum Theater Lobby

Date: October 29 1930
Description: Halloween decorations in the lobby of the Orpheum Theater.
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Halloween Decorations in Orpheum Theater Lobby

Date: October 28 1930
Description: Side view of Halloween decorations in the Orpheum theater lobby.
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Presbyterian Students

Date: October 26 1928
Description: Elevated informal group portrait of students posing outdoors at a Halloween Party, some in costumes, taken outside behind the Presbyterian Student Headquar...
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McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Catalog

Date: 1900
Description: Front cover of a catalog for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. The illustration portrays a little girl being frightened by a little boy. The girl...
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Halloween Parade

Date: October 31 1977
Description: Thousands of people from the inner city flocked to a Halloween Party given to help keep children off the street during the holiday.
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Sam's Bakery Window

Date: October 18 1955
Description: Halloween display in the window of Sam's Bakery, 735 University Avenue.
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LOFT Halloween Party

Date: October 18 1948
Description: Admiring the decorations which the LOFT is making for the upcoming Halloween party and dance are Dolores Nemec, at left, and Georgia Kenyon, right. Both gi...
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Halloween Observance

Date: October 28 1948
Description: Connie and Michael Burch, children of Mr. and Mrs. Byron B. Burch, 205 South Owen Drive, with their huge pumpkin in observance of Halloween.
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Safe Burglary Sentencing

Date: December 09 1948
Description: Three men in court with their attorney listen to their sentences for stealing the Durfee Brothers Roofing Company safe. From right are Louis and Kenneth Di...

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