Long before the Great Pumpkin, Scream Queens, or Marvel Universe costumes, The Saturday Evening Post cover artists were entertaining Americans with the spooky, ghoulish, and adorable tricks and treats of Halloween.
Duck and cover, trick-or-treaters. This coven flies with an arsenal of bats and jack-o’-lantern-bearing ghouls.
This classic cover captures the joy stemming from the first pumpkin lighting. Our only concern? The flammability of his costume.
“Boo!” No one would ever guess there’s a curly-haired, doe-eyed girl behind the mask.
No need to fear this warty witch—looks like the chilly October air may put an end to her Halloween plans.
A jack-o’-lantern fit for a king—served only on the finest silver platter, of course.
Bringing home the biggest pumpkin seems like a good idea, but the work of slugging it home might prove too much for this orange-cheeked young man.
The young lady on this Ellen Pyle cover can’t help but wonder why these two are always clownin’ around.
There’s always one neighbor who emphasizes the trick in trick-or-treating.
Halloween lesson no. 1: A bathrobe, baggy sport coat, or pillowcase is suitable costume wear when coupled with a homemade mask.