Photo of the Week: It’s the Great Pumpkin!

Two trick-or-treaters, ca. 1965, v1991.11.2.42; Harry Kalmus papers and photographs, ARC.046; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Happy Halloween, Brooklyn!  Another great photograph from one of our favorites, Harry Kalmus.  This color slide is from his series of personal and family photographs and likely captures his children about to venture out in search of candy from the neighbors.  The photograph is also a charming reminder of simple, homemade costumes in a world where store-bought ones are increasingly the norm.   Anyway, be safe everyone and enjoy the fun in New York City.

Interested in seeing more photographs from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery which includes a selection of our images.  To search our entire collection of images, visit BHS Othmer Library Wed-Fri 1:00-5:00 p.m.

About Julie May

I am the Managing Director of Library & Archives at Brooklyn Historical Society.
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