Halloween 365

Roaming Charges May Apply: Did Edison’s “Spirit Phone” Really Communicate with the Dead?

  In the late 1920s, not long before his death, Thomas Edison reportedly gathered with other scientists in a secret laboratory to record the voices and presence of the dead using “speakers, generators, and other experimental equipment.” Several years later, an article...

An Empire Built on Orange Crepe Paper – Dennison Halloween Ephemera

Halloween ephemera from the 1920 Bogie Book   In the early 20th century, the Dennison Manufacturing Company built a business empire on Halloween costumes, pumpkin-themed party invitations, die-cut ghosts, and orange-and-black table decorations. For many years, the...