Friday, October 19, 2012

Gourd Guys Halloween Postcards, 1908

My very favorite antique Halloween postcards feature these little gourd guys, printed by Raphael Tuck and mailed between 1908 and 1909.

First, the gourd guys run from a witch and her cat. 

Look at all the detail in the tiny image
of the moon & witch!

Here, the gourd guys have reached relative safety atop a large squash.
Finally, they make it home where a Halloween party cake awaits.


  1. the gourd guys are killin' me!!! thanks for showing us your Halloweeny treasures.. puts me in the holiday spirit :)

  2. Thanks for sharing, any idea what kind of cake is on the last card?

    1. Not positively, but it appears rather like a sponge cake with jam in the middle, which was a popular Victorian / Edwardian cake type.