Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween in the Time of Cholera

Out of all the annual holidays, I'm always torn: do I like Halloween or Thanksgiving better? Thanksgiving sometimes pushes into the lead when I think about my aunt's pineapple bread or cranberry sauce and pumpkin cheesecake, but there's just something special about Halloween. Little kids dressed up in creepy costumes, gangs of women dressed as skimpy bunnies and cats, copious amounts of sugar ... Ok, I can pass on the bunnies and cats. But still.

Halloween is great, but it just got a little better. Check out these images from the Halloween in the Time of Cholera Flickr account. All these photos date from the early 1900's and -- let me just say -- on the creepy meter, these kids put our modern day ghouls to shame.