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MockBot Sep 24th, 2008 04:21 AM

Vintage Halloween Cards
 
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HowardC Sep 24th, 2008 04:58 AM

Is the last one on the first page the origin of "LOL-CATZ" ?

TuxKamen Sep 24th, 2008 04:58 AM

Really funny cards and commentary. I thought alot of those looked like they might've been Campbells Kids or somehow related, while a couple others reminded me of some of the Oz books (with Jack Pumpkinhead)... specifically the molested pumpkin.

JakeOfAllTrades Sep 24th, 2008 05:52 AM

Man, you'd never find these in Australia. But you've probably heard enough "no Halloween for Aussies" griping from me.

Good article!

Doctor_Who Sep 24th, 2008 05:55 AM

Both the girl and the cat in that "chums" card look like one of those Felix the Cat clocks with the eyes that go back and forth.

McFly Sep 24th, 2008 09:43 AM

Is it just me or does the card with the African-American child look a little racist. While it could be passed off for a ghost, the costume looks more like a KKK getup since the sheet looks more like a robe.

The card where the dwarf is molesting the pumpkin can be viewed the other way with the pumpkin trying to eat the dwarf.

Finally, that child looks a little too creepy holding the pumpkin in the “Halloween fun” card. It makes you wonder who makes this stuff up. Besides viewing Halloween in the same token as Christmas (With more than enough Jolly), some of these cards are just twisted and wrong.

Frederick138 Sep 24th, 2008 09:48 AM

In the 8th pic, it looks like the creepy moon-face is leering at the witch's bottom. It's kinda the same look McCain gives Palin every now and again...

Gourry Sep 24th, 2008 09:54 AM

"The lesson we all learned here? Chestnuts are dicks."

I LOL'd.

10,000 Volt Ghost Sep 24th, 2008 10:34 AM

8th pic down, 1st page with the witch. Does she really have tiny little reins for her broom?

Mc Mandi Sep 24th, 2008 10:58 AM

My first wedding anniversary is this Halloween. I wouldn't be so lucky as to get one of these gems as a gift! They don't make them like this anymore, damnit! *kicks dirt*

Icculus Sep 24th, 2008 11:19 AM

At what point did we decide to drop the apostrophe in Hallowe'en. I think I'm going to start right now and bring it back. On the other hand why is it needed.

SPINAL Sep 24th, 2008 11:20 AM

Where's the Michael Myers Happy Halloween card?

Bellamisty Sep 24th, 2008 12:33 PM

What does the Oompa Loompa card say? It looks like it says "If we were goth here, I bet I'd find a ded/red ear."

azrael2514 Sep 24th, 2008 12:58 PM

The Oompa Loompa card freaks me out because the two on the right have no faces. It looks like they are melting together or are the twins from that one hellraiser movie where their faces become intertwined.

Also, not sure if you knew this Rog but the Friday the 13th show (series one) either came out yesterday or next tuesday on DVD. The show totally sucked but I watched it anyway. Now we just need the Nightmare on Elm Street show to come out on DVD.

Mockery Sep 24th, 2008 01:28 PM

HowardC, my thoughts exactly. I believe it to be the earliest documented "lolcat" in existence.

Icculus, good question... I'm guessing it happened when the holiday came to the States. I'm pretty sure the apostrophe in there was the original Celtic spelling of the word. Also, Robert Burns wrote a poem called "Hallowe'en" in 1785, so you know it goes waaay back.

Bellamisty, actually it says "If we were both here, I bet I'd find a red ear." which doesn't make much more sense.

azrael2514, funny you should mention it, I actually have a blog post lined up talking all about the show that's going up in a little while. Keep an eye out for it.

Hurr Sep 24th, 2008 02:36 PM

CHUMS?
Thats it?
What kind of card is that

Dungeonbrownies Sep 24th, 2008 03:14 PM

Gosh, i cant believe people used to buy these things. How do you use em? slip them into people's candy or under their doors? Because I'd be pissed if i asked for candy and got a card.

RadioNinja Sep 24th, 2008 03:19 PM

Icculus
Retardedly Handsome
Sep 24th, 2008, 08:19 AM
At what point did we decide to drop the apostrophe in Hallowe'en. I think I'm going to start right now and bring it back. On the other hand why is it needed.


I think it's an abbreviation of All Hallows Eve. Hallows Evening? Hallow E'en = Halloween.

I'm with you on bringing it back, much creepier.

Icculus Sep 24th, 2008 04:11 PM

could be...I'm really to lazy to google it.

It's creepy because there are some mystery letters in the that we just don't know. Maybe they are letter that shun't be spoken lest ye feel the wrath of creepy hallowe'en children.

King Credo Sep 24th, 2008 04:35 PM

Chestnuts are totally dicks. One time I was reading a book report in front of the class and Wally Chestnutterson pulled my pants down in front of everybody.

HeroliciousDeBlanc Sep 24th, 2008 05:02 PM

"For a High Happy Halloween".... need I say more?

J. Tithonus Pednaud Sep 24th, 2008 06:28 PM

My all time favorite card is from the early 70's and depicts Frankenstein's Monster violating a terrified pumpkin.

Nick Sep 24th, 2008 07:28 PM

The last card did it for me.

seesawbooy Sep 24th, 2008 08:39 PM

They should make posters of these

Julio Sep 25th, 2008 01:34 AM

I think of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness cover every time I look at the 8th card, maybe because the witch is wearing a green dress and is flying into the night. Also, I beliebe those suckers in white robes with pumpkins are nothing more than KKK acolytes.

Julio Sep 25th, 2008 01:35 AM

Now look at what I just typed:
"BelieBe"... Damn my ortography...

Copper Sep 25th, 2008 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10,000 Volt Ghost (Post 581489)
8th pic down, 1st page with the witch. Does she really have tiny little reins for her broom?

Yes, yes she does. I went back up and checked. Why? No fricking clue *laughs*

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bellamisty (Post 581502)
What does the Oompa Loompa card say? It looks like it says "If we were goth here, I bet I'd find a ded/red ear."

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mockery (Post 581508)
Bellamisty, actually it says "If we were both here, I bet I'd find a red ear." which doesn't make much more sense.

It looks like on the picture they're shucking corn (probably Indian corn) which can be different colors (including red.) The only thing I can think of is that red ears have some sort of signifigance between two people (hence the "if we were both here") Without knowing, though, I got nothing else.

Anyone else notice the typo on the Chestnut card? "Screemed" No. Nonono. And to an English major, that's terrifying *laughs*

testtube Sep 25th, 2008 05:03 AM

Damn those are racist

executioneer Sep 25th, 2008 05:19 AM

your racist >:

McFly Sep 25th, 2008 10:33 AM

I think the “good luck” would have to go to the elf to either a) not get bitch-slapped for hanging off of the pumpkin or b) not falling on his ass for being stupid.

The “good cheer” would have to go to the miniature grim reaper. Maybe he is taking the “goth” thing too seriously and just needs a big hug. Maybe if he hunted with the oompa loompas for red ears, death would be a little more cheerful.

Beardy Goodness Sep 25th, 2008 05:11 PM

That little girl from "chums" is clearly forcing her cat to look at that cat head impaled on the broom. "If you aren't my chum FOREVER, you get that TOO!!!!!!

Geminate Sep 25th, 2008 05:32 PM

I want to talk to you about Turkey Beings on television. I think that there are too many Turkey Beings on television. Turkey Beings shouldn't even be on television. Why do we have Turkey Beings on television? What? Turkey Beans? Oh...never-mind.

What the hell is a Turkey Bean? Are they on television? Oh...never-mind.

Flashman Sep 25th, 2008 06:57 PM

on the hail hallowe'en card what is the sombrero wearing midget doing to that kid

Aduross Sep 26th, 2008 07:33 PM

If I had to guess, the "red ear" might refer to how one's ears redden when they blush. I have to say, these are pretty off-the-wall cards. I'd say this is definite proof that Hallowe'en was a lot scarier back when and that children always have been and always will be the scariest beings in existence.

Shadow40000 Sep 27th, 2008 03:03 AM

Strange... I was listening to Smashing Pumpkins as I was reading this. o_o

alittlebirdytoldmeso Sep 28th, 2008 09:51 PM

Someone should tell Phanto that you never go ass to mouth.

Capt.Confederacy Oct 8th, 2008 01:32 PM

Check out how the moon is leering at the witch in green.

LittleDollClaudia Nov 22nd, 2008 04:45 AM

I have always loved these types of cards, along with the other vintage style Halloween items that pop up on those auction sites around Halloween. I started collecting them a while ago, but now I am looking at them in a whole new light.

sonicteam3000 Feb 21st, 2009 05:43 PM

AWESOME

Akktri Feb 28th, 2009 04:15 PM

"I think of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness cover every time I look at the 8th card, maybe because the witch is wearing a green dress and is flying into the night."

Actually, it reminds me more of a Miller High Life logo.

Chentzilla Oct 22nd, 2012 06:21 AM

On the second-to-last, read "If you would not be a sphincter still..."


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