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October 30, 2014

Vintage Photos of People in Halloween Costumes in New Jersey

Participants in Fair Lawn's annual costume parade are shown in this undated photo. The parade traveled around Memorial Park. Courtesy of the Fair Lawn Historic Preservation Commission.

Six unidentified children are shown sorting through their goodies after trick or treating in Edison in 1976. Star-Ledger archive photo.

The annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Little Silver Fire Department is shown in this 1974 photo. Courtesy of the Little Silver Fire Department.

Three unidentified children are ready for trick-or-treating in Paterson as seen in this 1944 photo taken at East 25th Street and Eighth Avenue. Courtesy of the Passaic County Historical Society.

Is there a doctor in the backyard? From left, Peter Wahler, Beth Starr and Pam Spiwak posed for this photo in 1975 in Cranbury. Courtesy of the Cranbury Historic and Preservation Society.

Clowns from the Hollywood Charity Amateur Circus took a break to pose for a photo before a fundraising performance at Monmouth Memorial Hospital in 1909. Courtesy of the Pach Collection.

A photo of an early-1950s Halloween party at the Red Bank Manor Nursery School in Red Bank. The school was located in the basement of the apartments on Spring Street. Courtesy of the Red Bank Historic Preservation Commission.

Herman Katz Day in Highland Park featured an annual costume contest; here are the 1954 winners. Courtesy of the Highland Park Historical Society.

Children from Morristown Neighborhood House, founded in 1898, are shown watching a Halloween parade in October 1948. Courtesy of Neighborhood House.

Marchers in Linden's 1952 Halloween parade pass the 300 block of Wood Avenue. Courtesy of the Linden Historical Soicety.

The New Jersey Association of Police Chiefs dressed as convicts for a fundraising dinner held at Olympic Park in Irvington in 1915. Courtesy of the New Jersey Historical Society.

Some of the participants in Clementon's annual Halloween parade are shown in this undated photo. Activities also included window-painting contests, where children used washable paints to decorate storefronts. Courtesy of the Borough of Clementon.

Helen Howard, center, is about to experience love at first bite from vampire Jamie James in front of the Castle of Frankenstein on Fun Pier in Wildwood in 1973. Helen's daughter Gerry is the ghoul on the left. Courtesy of Larry Mosher.




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