I love vintage Halloween postcards. I have collected a few over the years, but sadly, my financial situation keeps me from owning many more. Still, thanks to the world wide web, I can enjoy the beauty of all vintage Halloween postcards. Here’s a look at my favorites:
Ellen Clapsaddle painted over 3,000 postcards in her lifetime, making her one of the Queens of the Postcards.
Another favorite from Ellen Clapsaddle, which seems similar to the Ghost Pumpkinhead postcards seen below, but a completely different series.
Frances Brundage loved to paint whimsical scenes of children with black cats and always added her signature red ribbon to the scene.
Another fave from Frances Brundage. She was a hugely popular postcard artist and I consider her the other Queen of the Postcards.
ML Jackson painted this postcard from Charms of Witching Hour series. I don’t have any information on how many postcards are in this set.
Notice the similar cat from ML Jackson painting, which means he mostly likely painted the Halloween Don’ts postcard series too. I don’t have too much information on thid series but I believe there’s a six of them.
Samuel L. Schmucker, who also went by his initials, S.L.S., liked to paint pretty ladies in all of his postcards.
This one, also from Samuel L. Schmucker, seems quite racy for 1912.
These next three are truly my favorites. They were most likely painted by Ellen Clapsaddle, but truth is, I haven’t been able to verify this information yet.
Another of my absolute favorites most likely from Ellen Clapsaddle. These postcards seem similar to the Halloween Flying series seen above but they are different series altogether.
This is my absolute favorite postcard in the whole wide world. Why? I’m not even sure. I guess, I just love this little character. I do own this postcard and another from the series. I’m always on the hunt for more.
Do you have a favorite vintage Halloween postcard? Let me know in the Comments section or hit me up on Instagram and Twitter @HalloweenHaiku9