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Hilarious and frightening!

1908.
Toronto Public Library

They don’t make them like this anymore—Halloween postcards that is. Designboom tipped us off to the fact that the Toronto Public Library has an extensive collection of vintage Halloween postcards, most of which were produced circa 1910 in Germany.

There are the usual suspects: Plenty of Jack-o-Lanterns (of all kinds of personalities at that), witches, and black cats. But many of the designs are surprisingly imaginative, adorable, or downright freaky—such as the pumpkin driving a watermelon-squash car or a skeleton, ghost, and ghoul hanging onto a cat's tail? Anyway, see for yourself below—and check out the full collection here.

1908.
Toronto Public Library
1908.
Toronto Public Library
1909.
Toronto Public Library
 
1910.
Toronto Public Library
1910.
Toronto Public Library
1912.
Toronto Public Library
1913.
Toronto Public Library
1915.
Toronto Public Library
1916.
Toronto Public Library
Year unknown.
Toronto Public Library

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Via: Designboom