Sputnik and a Soviet officer
A couple dressed as Sputnik and a Soviet officer attend a party on Oct. 31, 1957, in Los Angeles.
Royalty, a clown, and a cheetah
Students (Michelle Gordon, Jimmy Dallarosa, and Wendy Meyer) at Secrest School Plans Carnival in 1969 trying on costumes.
A knight and her friends
A group of children wearing Halloween costumes wait in a trick-or-treat line to receive apples from an officer at a police precinct, circa 1960.
Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat
Kirk, 6, and Carey Tressman, 7, wear costumes with reflective tape to keep them safe while trick-or-treating in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1960.
Boy from Mars
Four-year old William Caban, dressed as a boy from Mars, visits a Los Angeles police station on Oct. 31, 1961.
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A scarecrow, jack-o’-lantern, and some friends
A group of children dressed for Halloween stand together on a porch at a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Oct. 21, 1961.
A record player and a ghost
Five-year-old Stephen Knapp, dressed as a record player, and 7-year-old John McNichol, dressed as ghost, ask for contributions to UNICEF along Newbury Street in Boston on Oct. 31, 1974.
A gypsy, Groucho Marx, and a witch
Four children in Halloween costumes get ready to trick or treat, circa 1975.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
A girl dressed as Mary from “Mary had a Little Lamb” for Halloween, circa 1970s.
C-3P0 and Darth Vader
Louis Seltvitella as C-3P0 and Jim Webb as Darth Vader walk downstairs at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Oct. 31, 1977.
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