Archivist Update: Historic Halloween

In honor of Halloween, we pulled together a special Archivist Update featuring classic moments spanning the years 1939-1982, including a multiple exposure made by Eddie Adams featuring his daughter Susan, a congregation of little E.T’.s attempting to “phone home” and children from New York’s Little Italy playing Halloween games.

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Lead Image Caption: With the help of some fake teeth and multiple exposures, New York AP photographer Eddie Adams’ daughter Susan is transformed into a little ghoul with a very convincing costume, fitted with a  joker teeth grill on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 1966.  (AP Photo/Eddie Adams) 

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