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10 Little (Vintage Halloween) Indians
2 Corey was once a sweet little Indian maiden for Halloween.
3 An adorable photo of boy dressed as an Indian, posed by a Tipi.
4, 5 & 6 Three bare chested Indian braves at the Kansas School for the Deaf party in 1958.
7 Five boys dressed up in 1905 -- we're counting just the one little Indian (and we're calling it a Halloween costume too).
8 Dana Collins wearing Halloween costume inspired by Native American clothing, Johnson County Museum photo.
9 Inspired? Make your own for next Halloween with this vintage Indian costume pattern.
10 Or, you could cheat and buy a ready-made costume. How about the retro Ben Cooper Tom Tom costume?
Halloween Parties Of Yesteryear
From the Kansas State School for the Deaf, the Class of '53 in costume. I have no idea what the sack costumes are... "Sack race contestants" is a costume?
Don't you just hate it when other kids have the same costume? (Kansas State School for the Deaf, Halloween, 1959)
Well, at least you weren't the kid in the black face jack-o-lantern costume.
At the school's 1956 party, someone took their costume very seriously and spent much of the party scrubbing floors. Yes, I do believe that is a dude.
In 1958, one kid went dressed as Big Ben -- but looks more like a 1950's cartoon alarm clock.
The Johnson County Museum shows us Zorro; a Space Ranger; a girl with an oval white mask over her eyes, white cardigan sweater buttoned partway down over satin dress (lame!); and Droopy Dog.
Before we leave these Halloween parties of yesteryear, let's not forget to thank the Halloween Party Committee, the bakers and hostesses, the decorators and chaperons, for all their hard work!