Wednesday, October 29, 2014

~ Vintage Cuteness... Halloween...

More vintage Halloween Witches...

~ Vintage Halloween... Rheingold Lager Beer...

"It's beer as beer should taste!"

Awww... Halloween decorating as seen through your beer goggles. That is how you end up with that demented looking pumpkin head, on your snacks table for the party.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

~ Vintage cuteness - Betsy McCall's Halloween...

 Betsy McCall's Paper dolls - McCall's Magazine - October 1953

Starting in May of 1951, McCall's Magazine added the feature of Betsy McCall paper dolls. They were feature nearly monthly in the magazine for 40 years.  The ones that were holiday themed are my favorites. 

McCall's Magazine - May 1951

The Betsy McCall's paper doll proved to be hugely popular for the magazine. There were a line of actual doll's issued afterwards by Ideal. I prefer the 8 inch dolls from the vintage Betsy line. (They were similar to those small  Madame Alexander's.) The Betsy dolls were little hard body,  jointed dolls that had beautiful faces. These dolls are still being produced, in a collector's series. But there have been many other versions of paper dolls sold with the Betsy McCall name. So there were other options to obtain them, besides the magazine.

 image from here... and she is looking for a new home!!!

The paper doll from that first year, for the month of October 1951... was not Halloween themed. But they did feature her dog, Nosy! Along with Betsy's cousin, Barbara McCall.

 McCall's Magazine - October 1951

Vintage Halloween... pumpkin head children and cats...

Long Tom Brand Oregon Apples

I love the cat on this label. I have a soft spot for an orange kitten. 

And one more disturbing drawing of a pumpkin head child. This time with his black kitten and a hoot owl.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

~ Vintage Halloween... Dennison's Bogie Book

Dennison's Bogie Book - 1915

The Dennison Paper Company were the producers of Halloween theme paper products. Lots of the old vintage crepe paper items were from Dennison's. So in order to really show off their inventory, they issued these Bogie Books. (they actually had party stuff for every holiday)
  Dennison's - 1923

Yet, these Dennison's Bogie books for Halloween are very collectible. And can sell for ridiculous prices. 
 Dennison's - 1923

They were filled with oodles of Halloween ideas.  Along with lots of things to purchase for your party. All from Dennison's. So they had new ideas and new inventory yearly and was ready to purchase.

Dennison's - 1923

They also would have instructions for crafty things and costumes too!

  Dennison's - 1925

So you see Halloween has always been a big holiday, for well over hundred years. 

Dennison's - 1925

Here is a 1920 Dennison Bogie Book to flip through... they really are interesting books to look through for ideas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

~ Vintage Halloween dolls... Ideal mini monsters...

Ideal - The Mini Monster collection.... 

I just find these little dolls disturbing. Yet, oddly interesting. I have only seen the Wolfy one in person. And at the time I assumed it was a character doll from "The Munsters".

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

~ Turn of the Century... Halloween fun...

I enjoy these vintage photo's of girls dressed up for Halloween. Or I hope, that this is a Halloween theme group of girls. And I am beyond curious what is in that girls lap.

~ Mid Century Pepsi Halloween... ...

"Be Bright! Be Light! Have a Pepsi!"

"Pepsi makes the Party... Be Sociable and Have a Pepsi!"

Sunday, October 19, 2014

~ Crisco Shortening - Halloween 1936

I have always been curious why these old shortening advertisements, made the point to sell it as being "digestible". It is just not with Crisco. I have seen it used on other brands too. 

Was there an issue of shortening not being "digestible"?

I am going to add in a random newspaper clipping for making caramels. I have not had the best of luck making candy. Yet, I keep on collecting these older recipes thinking one day I will figure it out. 

I read what looks like a decent simple recipe for Caramel's... and I know I would have an epic failure if I attempt to make this in my own kitchen.

Friday, October 17, 2014

~ More Pete Halwey.... Halloween...

Pete Hawley - Frankenstein 

Pete Hawley - The Witch and her cat... 

Pete Hawley - The Ghoul and his mask... 

Pete Hawley - The Vampire...

~ Vintage Halloween... Pete Hawley style...

More from the Pete Hawley drawings from the Mid Century years. I am extremely fond of his work. This time these are from his Halloween collection. 
I remember these from my own childhood. My Mother had a set of three of these images, that she used for decorations for years. I bet if I ask her... she probably has them stashed somewhere in a closet.
These were all amazing. All great bold colors. And great images of monsters without being scary. 

~ Child Life Magazine - October 1923...

Child Life Magazine - October 1923

Thursday, October 16, 2014

~ Halloween... Turn of the Century...

Well, since I was talking about grown men wearing bold Halloween costumes, earlier this week... how could I not share this picture of this one?  The grown man in his Rooster suit.