Halloween Postcard Circa 1915

So, this is a goblin with a bat on his crotch, a witch and her pal the Holy Ghost fighting off sentient vegetables, and a disembodied floating pumpkin. Sure, makes sense.

Published by John Winsch, I believe this was the work of Samuel L. Schmucker. It’s a cut-and-paste job of a card, with bits of other cards turned into a new design. You can see the pumpkin head in this postcard, which I got from the link above:

The witch and the veggies are from this card:

And the goblin comes from this fantasy Halloween-themed card:

The individual cards make a heck of a lot more sense than the amalgam card above. Yet, they don’t make that much sense on their own, truth be told.

 

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