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Larry Racioppo - Vintage Photographs of Kids in Halloween Costumes

 

Larry Racioppo's Vintage Photographs of Kids in Halloween Costumes

 

Halloween is just a little over week away, and if you're on the lookout for a kickin' old-school costume for that party you're throwing (or attending, or if you simply want to dress up to mark the occasion!), you might want to consider these worn by merry Halloween revelers from the '70s

Between 1974 and 1978, New York-based photographer Larry Racioppo went around the streets to capture black and white photographs of youngsters running around in their Halloween costumes, bags of collected treats in hand. In these photographs, kids in costumes ranging from the adorable to the downright weird and macabre gamely posed for the photographer en route to their next trick-or-treating destination. In 1980, Scribner’s published Racioppo’s photographs in the aptly-titled book, Halloween.

Photographs from Racioppo’s Halloween series are curated in the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections, which you may view here. Meanwhile, here are a few more samples:

 

 

Photos by Larry Racioppo via the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections

Information in this article was sourced from the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections via Mental Floss.

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