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27 Vintage Halloween Photos That Will Get You in the Spooky Spirit

Plus, learn about the origin of some of your favorite Halloween traditions!


‘Tis the season to embrace all things spooky! Halloween is one of the most popular holidays for both kids and adults to have a little sugar-fueled fun. Whether you go all-out with your decor and costumes, or just slap on a Halloween-themed mask before heading out, everyone can get a kick out of the festivities, and these old Halloween photos prove that people have been getting into the spirit in their own unique ways for decades! (Click through to see vintage Halloween decor.)

Some people like to embrace the scary side of the holiday with bloody costumes and trips to haunted houses. While we understand why they find it exciting to have their spines chilled with fear, we prefer to have our funny bones tickled or to remember the good old days, so we took a look back at some old-school Halloween photos to get in the silly spirit.

From wholesome throwbacks that remind us of our own childhood to snaps of some seriously impressive holiday dedication, each pic makes us even more excited to celebrate with our friends and family this year. (In the mood for a chuckle? Check out some of our favorite Halloween jokes.)

These incredible vintage photos will get you in the Halloween spirit:

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