Les Diableries, a series of stereoscopic photographs published in Paris during the 1860s
“There’s an earthy feel to this, like I see in a lot of other vintage photos. Like grime and earthiness were a part of Halloweens of the past (grime might be too strong a word..and too gross a word). Maybe it’s just the high contrast in the old photographs, or because people had their costumes/masks stored away in old dirt-floor basements or dusty hot attics. Or because people would wear hand-me-downs…costumes worn by older sisters and brothers, and uncles and parents before that. Not sure, but I dig it.And I think people who have that Old School look in their Yard Haunts are totally in on this secret.
And I dig that even more.”(via Pumpkinrot)