Halloween in Scranton was described to be a “wild, weird and hysterical celebration” affair. There was large parade organized by the Scranton Elks and numerous balls and dances held throughout the city.
The Scranton Times also marked the holiday in print by running two cartoons dealing with the role of children play in this holiday.
The cartoons deal with what happens on Halloween Night. The panels remind me of the Halloween sequence from the movie musical “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
Here are few articles on Halloween pranks and a recipe for Halloween cake:
Sun, Oct 30, 1910 – Page 13 · The Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com
Here is a report from the Nov. 1, 1910 edition of the Scranton Times on Halloween happenings in Scranton –
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast