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    1937: Original caption: “Elaine Stevens [of the Longfellow School sub-primary class], just a bit perplexed with all the many Halloween suggestions, decides to study a book on the matter of ‘giving a party.’”

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    1991: Christina Conant, dressed as ‘the bride from hell,’ exchanges vows with Skipper Wing, her werewolf groom, at a Halloween wedding. Looking on is her maid of honor, Sharon Nelmes.

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    1941: Children in Halloween costumes.

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    1979: Staff and students at Josephine’s School of Hair Fashions at 449 Forest Avenue, in the Forest Avenue Plaza strip mall.

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    46596 PH 1 Nov 1946 : Dollie Griswold. Bobbing for apples.

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    1967: Mrs. Mariana Rowe, Children’s Librarian, with seven-year-old Jerry Amerigian and eight-year-old Suzanne Modes, both of Sherman Street, at a Halloween party held at the Portland Public Library’s Baxter Building at 619 Congress Street.

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    1939: Bobby Doherty of Monument Street Kindergarten holds his Jack O-Lantern for all to see. The other masqueraders, at the same school, are Carol Thurman, Elaine Silverman, Jean Black, Billy Gilman, Beatrice Wilson, Ronnie Brett, Dorothy Sullivan, Cecil Wheeler and Betty Ann Peterson.

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    1937: Bobby Whittemore and Jane LaFleur share a lollipop Halloween at Longfellow School.

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    1939: William (Billy) DeNeill scares classmates Alvin Brown, Susan Brow, Rovert Robinson, Frances Anifant, Everett Robinson, Marilyn Levine, Robert Cook, Paul Kelly, Joyce Fuller, Roberta Singer, Jane Larsen, Alice Savage, Stanley Welch, Shirley Welch, Janette Shatz, Gerald Hegesty, Judith Smith, William Troubh, Sondra Caston and Norma Smith.”

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    1946: William M. Campbell, Jr.; Daniel Lebeda; Frankie Fontaine; Franklin Richards sitting on a piano at a Halloween party.

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    1953: Group in Halloween costumes

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    1953: Samuel Wiseman hands out fruit to trick-or-treaters Stephan Golding and Jane Ellen Golding. The sign and the fruit may have provoked some tricks.

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    1953 : Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy confer with Bugs Bunny

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    1953 Christopher Unger, age 5; Mary Russie, age 3; Steven Abbott, age 5 on a desk at school.

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    1954: Camp Fire Girls trick or treating.

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    1954: Trick or treaters

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    1958: Porky Pig Halloween and mother at a store on Halloween.

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    1946 : Mrs. Percy Moore wins the Halloween costume contest. Congratulations, Mrs. Moore!

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    1946: Prizes for best costumes at this Halloween party include dolls for the girls and guns for the boys.

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    1946: Frederick Meserve, Richard Nelson, Stanley Millerand Roy Libby doing their darndest to win the apple eating contest at this Halloween party.

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    1941: State Street Church Junior Guild Halloween costume winners.

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    1941: Children carving a Halloween at school.

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    1941: This cat is not impressed

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    1937 : Saint Barnabas Hospital nurse probationers celebrate Halloween by dressing up as nurse probationers.

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    1959: Halloween front yard display, with pumpkins dressed as people, near sign, "Summer has gone alas; No more mowing the grass; Now we relax; Sitting on our settee."

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