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Book #40: Wrong Holiday For The Season, But A Good Book

40. Diane C. Arkins, Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past, 112 pages, Non-fiction, Hardback, 2004 (borrowed from the library).

In the early 20th century, ladies' magazines were the source of Halloween party information. They would put forth articles on various themes, decorations, games, food, and outfits for the trendy party in your neighborhood. Some actually spun off pattern books, with paper decorations to cut out, costumes, etc. This fascinating little book, with lots of photos from cards and magazines of the time, is a great overview of the period when Halloween developed many of its party traditions.
Tags: non-fiction

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