Monday, October 11, 2010

Early 20th Century Halloween Greeting Card

PD Image: An early 20th century Halloween greeting card reproduced in Bill Ellis, Lucifer Ascending: The Occult in Folklore and Popular Culture (University of Kentucky, 2004).

The greeting card (1904) depicts a ritual of divination found in folklore from the United States of America and the British Isles. The young girl in the card hopes to catch a glimpse of her future husband by looking into a mirror on a darkened room at Halloween. The legend on the card reads:
On Hallowee'n look in the glass,
Your future husband's face will pass.

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