Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wordless Halloween

Panel from page 24 of Before We Read printed in Canada - boy stares into window at Jack O'Lantern

Another hidden treasure of early instructional illustrations for the classroom. A wordless story of the traditional carving of the pumpkin from Before We Read by W.J Gage & Co. Limited. (page 24) printed in Canada. No date (perhaps circa 1950's?) - artist uncredited. 

Early-reader vintage comic illustration of Halloween traditions - boy buying a pumpkin to put in little red wagon so father can help him carve.

Boy buys pumpkin at green grocer shop and carries home in red wagon so father can help him carve to put in window on Halloween night.
(original book layout)

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