VINTAGE HALLOWEEN CARDS
THE HORROR OF PUMPKIN CANNIBALISM!
One of the most endearing images
of Halloween is the Jack O'Lantern. Here's a giant collection of
brilliantly done cars featuring all sorts of pumpkin craziness.
I love this card. It shows
a nice romantic moment between a pumpkin-headed beauty and her watermelon-headed
suitor, but over to the left, her jilted pumpkin-headed father is none too happy
about her interracial dating habits! WATCH OUT! HE'S GOT A GREEN BEAN!
What better way to wish someone a
Happy Halloween than by sending them a card with french-kissing pumpkins?
Decency standards forbid me from showing you the even more disturbing flip side,
that features 2 potatoes going at it with a strap on zucchini.
This card is just twisted! Happy Halloween!
I hope you don't wake up in the middle of the night and find a pumpkin-headed
prowler in your house!
Pumpkins weren't always the
vegetable of choice for Halloween. In fact, the earliest story of the Jack
O'Lantern featured a carved out turnip. During this harvest time of year,
many vegetables were celebrated prominently including onions, cabbage, and
several people from Southern Maryland.
In olden days, poor people in
Scotland used Jack O'Cabbages and Jack O'Filberts instead of pumpkins. In
Ireland, cabbage was a traditional element in a Halloween Meal, until the Great
Cabbage Famine of 1844 made the nation turn to their plentiful supply of