Sunday, November 1, 2015

“Augusta Baker telling Halloween stories to New York City...

"Augusta Baker telling Halloween stories to New York City children at a Harlem branch of the @nypl in 1957. This #nytweekender, we scared up a collection of photos from our newsroom archives, known affectionately — and spookily — as the "morgue." This photo, by @nytimes photographer Robert Walker, is one from a collection of #Halloween pictures. Yet in 1876, @nytimes attempted to tell readers that the holiday was about to become a thing of the past. "That last night passed over the heads of many who did not even recollect that it was Halloween we doubt not, and in a few years, when the older generation gives place to the new … the 'heirs of civilization' will laugh at the absurdities of 'the old folks.'" #🎃👻 #halloweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.

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