Remember those days when the school Halloween parade was so exciting, especially if a photographer from the newspaper showed up? Having your photo in the paper made you a celebrity.
Newspaper photographers like to have a little Halloween fun themselves. Here’s James Breeling’s self portrait in 1956.
He hid a flash gun in the jack-o-lantern, shut off the photo studio lights, donned his shroud and mask. He opened the shutter of his tripod mounted camera, moved into position. First Mr. Breeling tripped the flash bulb. Then with a flashlight he spelled out his eerie greeting.
This unidentified gentleman also loves a good scary portrait, in 1967.
And finally, I thought this one was quite good. I haven’t identified the reporter, but 6th grader Lonna Gienga certainly had one in mind when she decorated this pumpkin in 1977.