Need Ideas for Halloween? Go Retro

If you are looking for some ideas for this year's Halloween celebrations, look to the past for inspiration. Here are some historic images of Halloweens past.

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Children at the Annual Halloween Party sponsored by the Children's Aid Society in New York, Oct. 25, 1939, bob for apples.
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Dr. Frankenstein, left, holds the hand of his monster during a performance for Halloween in England, November 1979. Tony Silver from San Jose, California, of the U. S. Army in Germany plays the part of Dr. Frankenstein and the role of monster by public relations agent Brian Hill of West Palm Beach, Florida.
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President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter stand by as daughter Amy and some friends carve pumpkins during Amy’s 10th birthday party, Oct. 19, 1977 in the White House.
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Participants in the 10th annual Halloween Parade in New York, Oct. 31, 1983, don't have time to loaf as they move with the flow of marchers through Greenwich village.
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The Halloween festival in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 20, 1962.
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A big banana seen with a fudge sundae makes its way through New York's Greenwich Village for the 11th annual village Halloween Parade, Oct. 31, 1984.
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Dr. Joyce Brothers films a Halloween television public service announcement prompted by the National Confectioners Association of the United States on Oct. 25, 1983. Worried about the effect of last years Tylenol killings, the candy makers are hoping to reassure the public and make them sweet on Halloween again.
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Youngsters wearing E. T. masks check at the Museum of Science in Boston, on Oct. 29, 1982. The phone is an exact duplicate of the instrument used in the movie.
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Dr. Frankenstein, surrounded by his ghouls watch with joy as a body fills a coffin, during a performance for Halloween in England, November 1979. Tony Silver from San Jose, California, of the U. S. Army in Germany plays the part of Dr. Frankenstein.
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Teenagers, from left, Kristi Hale, Jody Johnson, Tammy Winton and Katy Thorp, scream during a visit to a “haunted mansion” in suburban Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 30, 1979.
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Channing Watson-Boal of Westport, Conn., looks over some of the typical handicrafts on display in Mexico City for the ancient Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, Oct. 31, 1974. The celebration goes back to pre-Columbian days and coincides with Halloween.
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Youngsters parade through Central Park in New York dressed in their Halloween costumers when the city arranged a party for the kids Oct. 30, 1966.
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Elementary school children at the Halloween festival in Anaheim, California on Oct. 20, 1962.
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Children prepare for the Halloween festival in Anaheim, California, Oct. 20, 1962.
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U.S. servicemen bob for apples with their USO hostess companions during a Halloween party hosted by the tenants of a 14-story cooperative apartment building in Beekman Place in New York City, Nov. 1, 1943.
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William Franklin, 9, left, and Tom LePere, 8, sit atop a pumpkin pile in Brewster, N.Y, Oct. 29, 1976.
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Dressed in their bunny outfits, Warren and Missey Millard of Miami, Fla., Oct. 25, 1974, are ready for a night of trick or treating on Halloween.
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These jack-o-lanterns offer Dickie Clark, 13, of St. Paul a stern warning to mind his manners on Halloween, Oct. 29, 1965.
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Two children dressed up for Halloween emerge wet and happy from a pool outside the Time-Life building at New York's Rockefeller Center Oct. 29, 1969.
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