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Posted September 13, 2009
I just received my book and am somewhat disappointed. While every page has color photos of memorabilia, a majority of the items are from Germany and dated from 1910 to 1920's. Some aren't even "Halloween." There are photos of Postcards, Jack-O-Lanterns and decorations but most of those are from Germany. Some items were in such bad shape, they shouldn't have been included. I know we had more American-made Halloween items during the 40's and 50's, but they're sparse in this book. I just wish we had more of that in a book entitled "Halloween in America." They were our real treasures! Okay, those are the gripes. The book does have beautiful color photographs and is a good resource book if you want to buy vintage or even reproduction Halloween collectibles. Many American companies are now doing wonderful reproductions and I collect those, plus a few hand-made here in the USA. The photos help to identify some old items, especially Jack-O-Lanterns. The price guides are arguable because interests change. There are more reproductions that look identical to the originals, with the "antiqued" look, coming on the market. And they're affordable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 22, 2007
This book is a large formatted work, withclear, abundant color photos. Historicalfacts may be arguable regarding certainorigins of Halloween, still they areinteresting and could lead to further study.My hesitation in giving the book five starsis that most of the photos are of productsfrom the 1920's, and I would rather see morefrom the 1940's and 1950's. Nevertheless,this is worth having.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.