A very Happy Halloween to all. The subject of today's post is quite relevant to this very special of days... During the mid 70's (1974-78) New York based photographer Larry Racioppo snapped shots of trick or treaters out and about in the streets. Among the photos are some nice examples of the commercially available "dimestore" masks of the time. Fortunately, these photos were compiled into a book entitled Halloween. In addition, photographs from Racioppo’s Halloween series are curated in the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections. Here are a few samples featuring young ghouls proudly wearing their monster masks...
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Even though these are "value" masks, I adore the retro vibe of this assortment (and actually have a handful of these rubber heads in my collection). Here are a few other faves from the mix...
|Paper Magic Co. "Father" mask|
|Paper Magic Co. "Franken Zombie" Mask|
|Paper Magic Co. "Hooded Heathen" Mask|
And now on to the catalog pages...
Monday, October 27, 2014
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Monday, October 20, 2014
2003 Don Post Studios catalog, however it's being posted separately in order to archive it easier in the Monster Mask Catalog Archive. Another big thanks goes out to Matt Post for providing these scans. Enjoy creeps...