Vintage Hallows Eve Photos from Alberta: Part 2

Last year at about this time we posted the original collection of vintage Halloween photos. Well we’re back with Part 2, just in time for Hallows Eve this year. Enjoy this flash from the past as you snack on some Halloween treats!

Inspector Stagg with kids in Halloween costumes, Calgary, Alberta, 1970

For more spooky stories, please visit the following posts: Calgary’s Most Haunted Places, The Ghostrider of the Elk Valley, Exploring in the Land of Ghosts, The Spirit of Minnewanka, and The Hermit of Inglismaldie.

School children, teachers and friends at Halloween party, Springbank, Alberta, 1938
Girls dressed for Halloween concert, De Winton, Alberta, 1930s
Halloween party at home, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1950s
Halloween party at home, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1950s
Halloween party at home, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1950s
Halloween, Calgary, Alberta, 1954
Frank McMahon’s Halloween party for children, Calgary, Alberta, 1956
Dorothy Dingley in Dutch girl costume for Halloween, Calgary, Alberta, 1936
Dorothy Dingley wearing Halloween costume, Calgary, Alberta, 1939-1941
Royal Bank of Canada, staff Halloween party, Three Hills, Alberta, n.d.
Halloween party at Providence Creche, Calgary, Alberta, 1958
Canadian Legion ladies’ mat bowling team wearing Halloween masks, Calgary, Alberta, 1960
Children in Halloween costumes, Langdon area, Alberta, 1966
Children in Halloween costumes, Langdon area, Alberta, 1967
Children in Halloween costumes, 1967
Halloween, Calgary, Alberta, 1954
Halloween, Calgary, Alberta, 1954
Halloween happenings, Calgary, Alberta, 1953
Group of children in Halloween costumes in front of wooden building, Little Smoky River Farm Industries settlement, 1950. Object #A15910

The photos above were collected from the Glenbow Archives and the Provincial Archives of Alberta. If you’re interested, additional information can be found for each photograph on the Glenbow website by searching the identification number that is printed on the photo. There is also the option to purchase a high resolution copy. If you search the object number that can be found in the photo captions, you will find additional information about the photographs on the Provincial Archives website. Stay tuned for additional posts featuring historical photos from across Alberta. We’d love to know what you think in the comment section below.

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Tyler is originally from Saskatchewan, and yes he cheers for the Roughriders, but don’t hold that against him as Calgary has been his home for the past eight years. He is a teacher working at a wilderness- based treatment program for youth working to overcome addiction. Tyler is also a volunteer with the GOT Parks initiative, which aims at reconnecting Canada’s youth with our national, provincial, and territorial parks. During his time away from work, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding, team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife and German Shepherd, Rome.