Alan Mays' photos with the owls

A Jolly Halloween with Witchy Woman, Scarecrow Man, and Screechy Owl

A Jolly Halloween with Witchy Woman, Scarecrow Man, and Screechy Owl
A quirky Halloween postcard addressed to R. D. Bell, Bellwood, Penna., and postmarked Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 2, 1910.
Added on October 12, 2017

Meeting of Ye Halloween Spirits

Meeting of Ye Halloween Spirits
"Meeting of Ye Hallowe'en Spirits. This way! OWL."

In this unusual Art Deco postcard from the 1920s, pointy-eared Smurf-like creatures ride a turtle through the woods on their way to a meeting of Halloween spirits.
Added on October 31, 2016

Wishing You a Lucky Halloween

Wishing You a Lucky Halloween
Postmark on the back of this postcard: Worcester, Mass., Oct. 30, 1909.

Addressed to: Miss Ora Bickford, New Gloucester, Maine, R.F.D. no. 1.

Message: "With best wishes for a happy Hallowe'en. Love, Elva."

"A formerly widespread tradition held that you…
Added on October 30, 2015

The Joys of Halloween Be Yours

The Joys of Halloween Be Yours
An owl and a bat flap their wings through the nighttime sky as Cupid stands on a cloud and contemplates whether to shoot an arrow at the full moon, where a witch has replaced the Man in the Moon.

I can't help but wonder whether L. R. Conwell, the publish…
Added on October 30, 2015

We Are Owl Wishing You a Merry Christmas Even If You Don't Give a Hoot

We Are Owl Wishing You a Merry Christmas Even If You Don't Give a Hoot
"We Are Owl [All] Wishing You a Merry Christmas."

A leather postcard published circa 1905-1910 by W. S. Heal, whose "W.S.H" monogram appears in the lower left-hand corner of the card. There isn't any message, address, or other information on the back.
Added on December 16, 2014

Stephen T. Bruce

Stephen T. Bruce
Added on July 20, 2016

Hallowe'en Greeting

Hallowe'en Greeting
Owls a hooting in the tree,
Pumpkins making faces mean,
And lots of thing that you can't see
Tell us that it's Hallowe'en.

A vintage Halloween postcard signed by artist Ellen H. Clapsaddle.
Added on October 29, 2013

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (1 of 4)

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (1 of 4)
For the complete roller skating rink dance card, see the following:

Roller Skate Diary Card (orange)
1) 1939 Halloween Party / De Luxe Roller Skating (above)
2) Autographs / Memoirs

Roller Skate Diary Card Insert (yellow)
3) De Luxe Roller Skating / Tre…
Added on October 23, 2013

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (2 of 4)

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (2 of 4)
For the complete roller skating rink dance card, see the following:

Roller Skate Diary Card (orange)
1) 1939 Halloween Party / De Luxe Roller Skating
2) Autographs / Memoirs (above)

Roller Skate Diary Card Insert (yellow)
3) De Luxe Roller Skating / Tre…
Added on October 23, 2013

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (3 of 4)

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (3 of 4)
For the complete roller skating rink dance card, see the following:

Roller Skate Diary Card (orange)
1) 1939 Halloween Party / De Luxe Roller Skating
2) Autographs / Memoirs

Roller Skate Diary Card Insert (yellow)
3) De Luxe Roller Skating / Treasure Hu…
Added on October 23, 2013

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (4 of 4)

Halloween Party, Sunset Park Rink, Williamsport, Pa., 1939 (4 of 4)
For the complete roller skating rink dance card, see the following:

Roller Skate Diary Card (orange)
1) 1939 Halloween Party / De Luxe Roller Skating
2) Autographs / Memoirs

Roller Skate Diary Card Insert (yellow)
3) De Luxe Roller Skating / Treasure Hu…
Added on October 23, 2013

W. H. Walmsley, Manager, R. & J. Beck, Opticians, Philadelphia, Pa.

W. H. Walmsley, Manager, R. & J. Beck, Opticians, Philadelphia, Pa.
"R. & J. Beck, opticians, No.1016 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. W. H. Walmsley, manager. Spectacles, eye glasses, opera glasses, microscopes, thermometers, telescopes."

For another trade card from this company, see R. & J. Beck, Opticians, Philadelp…
Added on August 12, 2013