Le cochon danseur, 1907
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Dancer c. 1904
Anna Pavlova in 1914. Photo by Ira L. Hill.
Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children.
When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened child away to its lair, presumably to devour for its Christmas dinner.
Thanksgiving card c. 1908
French singer and actress Polaire (Émilie Marie Bouchaud) c. 1900’s (x)
Three women at the 1903 State Fair in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Frances Benjamin Johnston, photographer
Johnston Collection, Library of Congress
Halloween postcard c. 1900’s
More from the Death and the Lady Ziegfeld series
Halloween Postcards c. 1900’s