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Our tumblr is updated consistently with amazing images we have added to our Visual Studies collection: photographs, postcards, and other stunning visual ephemera.
It is also just so happens to be a great place to find some Halloween inspiration. So here are some great costume ideas that are sure to be historical (or hysterical).
If Halloween isn't really your thing consider going as your favorite holiday.
Original 1940 caption: “Sure and there’s a bit o’Irish in this St. Patrick’s Day creation worn by pretty Dorothy Kelton as a salute to spring at Old Point Comfort, Va. Green figured shamrock skirt, a white shamrock belt buckle, a shamrock necklace, and bejabbers even her hat’s a replica of an Irishman’s clay pipe !”
Though please remember it can get chilly, even in Virginia.
Original December 18, 1941 caption: “All wrapped and ready for delivery is this Christmas package of southern sunshine from the Chamberlain Beach Club, at Old Point Comfort, Va., where Catherine Williams has a smile as sunny as the weather.”
Or maybe Space pioneer Sam!?!?
Original December 1959 caption: “Space pioneer Sam, a 7 pound rhesus monkey, Saturday was back on dry land, safe after a 55 mile high rocket flight. The capsule he rode into space from Wallops Island, Va., was fished out of the Atlantic ocean after the ride Friday. Sam was encased in this gear in preparation for the flight.”