By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant

Halloween postcard

Happy Halloween! Behold this postcard image from our collection featuring pumpkin-headed melon people cutting a cake to mark the day. Every year, I marvel at this image and wish that vegetable people were still a common Halloween motif. The postcard itself was sent on October 31, 1908 from Helen to Mrs. G. H. Green in Goderich, and is part of a series of Hallowe’en postcards by British publisher Raphael Tuck & Sons. These kinds of postcard images were very common during the postcard boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and if you’re looking for more, check out some additional examples from the Toronto Public Library’s Halloween postcard collection.