"Happy Halloween! On this day in 1971, the @nytimes photographer John Sotomayor photographed a group of children #trickortreating in #Astoria, Queens. As early as 1876, @nytimes lamented the decline of #Halloween for its lack of its scariness and authenticity. "The glory of this once popular festival has departed," a reporter grieved. "Its triumph and rough jollities, festivals and strange rites are a matter of history, and live only in the immortal verse of Burns and traditional lore." Nearly 140 years later, we beg to differ. A look through the @nytimes #archives revealed the enduring spirit of #Halloween in New York. This #nytweekender, we're taking you into our newsroom archives, known affectionately — and spookily — as the "morgue." #halloweekender #🎃👻🍬" By nytimes on Instagram.
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