The prompt this week for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Trick or Treat. I am treating you with my small collection of vintage Halloween post cards.
Where did they come from?
These post cards belonged to my first cousin, twice removed Myrtle Virginia HILLARD BURROUGHS (5 July 1903-24 Sept 1977). Myrtle was the first cousin of my grandmother, Goldie Isabel PRICE HEISER (1893-1919). Myrtle was an only child, and she and her husband didn’t have any children of their own.
My dad and Myrtle were more like siblings than cousins since they were only ten years apart in age, so when Myrtle passed my dad inherited all of her belongs including a collection of post cards received by her, her parents, and her husband over the years. These Halloween cards, all postmarked between 1900-1910, come from that collection.
What do you think of these post cards? Do you have any vintage Halloween memorabilia? Please comment. I’d love to hear from you.
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