Trick or Treating in Art and Illustration

Franklin Sports Car 1929 by Harry Anderson (1906-1996)
William Stewart MacGeorge, Scottish artist (1861–1931).-Halloween ca. 1911. The kids carry root vegetables carved into lanterns. (These days the various root vegetables are limited to the ‘Jack o Lantern’ variety of pumpkins.)
Marjorie Cooper from Our World of Color and Sound 1967
Marjorie Cooper from Our World of Color and Sound 1967
“Trick or Treating” by Liniers published October 29th 2019 for The New Yorker Magazine
Trick or Treat by Louis Slobodkin
Trick or Treat by Louis Slobodkin
Trick or Treaters by John Falter (1963). Notice the green sky, indicating magic.
Edna-Eicke, American artist (1919-1979) for The New Yorker magazine published Saturday October 27 1945
Frederick Siebel (1913 - 1991) 1953 advertisement illustration for Ballantine Beer
Frederick Siebel (1913 – 1991) 1953 advertisement illustration for Ballantine Beer
Trick-Or-Treating-in-the-Burbs-by-John-Falter-for-The-Saturday-Evening-Post-November-1-1958
Trick Or Treating in the Burbs by John Falter for The Saturday Evening Post November 1, 1958.
A Halloween Happening, from the picture book illustrated by Adrienne Adams
A Woggle of Witches is also illustrated by Adrienne Adams, whose art is perfectly suited to cosy-scary.
A disturbing postcard
Vintage Halloween postcard from Raphael Tuck & Sons
Another vintage Halloween postcard from Raphael Tuck & Sons
from Childcraft, Volume One. Poems of Early Childhood (1949)
Space Witch written and illustrated by Don Freeman and published in 1959
from the picture book How To Make Friends With A Ghost
Magazine ad for Jell-O, 1952. Illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain, who you'll recognise from the Berenstain Bears. Now would make an absolutely terrible time for Jell-O, or anything sugary.
Magazine ad for Jell-O, 1952. Illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain, who you’ll recognise from the Berenstain Bears. Now would make an absolutely terrible time for Jell-O, or anything sugary.
Halloween at Clearwater Beach, Florida, 1968. I appreciate the look on the witch’s face.