The October 2011 issue of Down East magazine features Maine Memory item #11170 in its “What’s in a Picture” feature. The caption: “Trick or Treat: A silly face belied the dramatic changes in Maine’s air-travel industry.” The original photograph was taken by J. Reiter. (The link in the beginning of this paragraph will take you to the article; to view the Maine Memory cataloging record for the item, click on the photo.)
Oddly, there are very few Halloween-themed–or even pumpkin-themed–images on Maine Memory. And there’s only one probable Halloween item in the MHS online database–that of these costume-clad children to the right. While we don’t know where they are, we do know that this 1949 image comes from Portland Press Herald’s glass plate negative collection.