A Merry Halloween from Huck Finn

It’s Hallowe’en when little boys
Are frightened by the slightest noise,
And little girls run off to bed
And climb in quick and hide their head.

I’ve seen this with other vintage postcards, there seems to be a disconnect between the sentiment of the poem and that of the image. The text suggests a scary scene, but the picture shows a sweet boy who’s looking a bit too lovingly at his jack-o-lantern…get a room you two.

Vintage Halloween Postcard

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Don’t look at the dogs, work the lock! You looked at the dogs!

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2 thoughts on “A Merry Halloween from Huck Finn

  1. Lovingly…maybe. But he is also holding a knife to the side of the pumpkin’s face, this kid might need some therapy! Some page Dr. Samuel Loomis STAT!

  2. vinvectrex says:

    VicSage is right on. I’m envisioning a future where that boy is lovingly cradling a severed head. Do they have postcards featuring serial killers?

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