Halloween in the Time of Cholera

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10/31/2008 2:00 PM |

From Wired.com’s gallery of vintage Halloween snaps:

“My theme is ‘Halloween in the Time of Cholera,'”
collector Steven Martin told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “The
idea being that people back then were probably on a more intimate level
with death — and that would have affected the way they celebrated
Halloween.”

Martin, who has amassed a vast collection of vintage images through
eBay, said he’s using pictures from 1940 and earlier for the Flickr
countdown.

The couple in front have escaped from Oz. I love them.