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The first year of "Trick or Treat"...

Item # 583141

October 31, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 31, 1934

* Halloween night
* 1st year "trick or treat"

This 40 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 21 that include: "GOBLINS TAKE OVER THE CITY TONIGHT", "Halloween Supernaturals Due to Rise and Disappear With Anything Loose", "Apples Set For A Ducking" and more. See photos for text. This was the year the term "trick or treat" was supposedly used in the United States for the first time.

Other news of the day throughout. This issue is considered damage with some cutouts throughout including the front page, some spine wear, otherwise good. The page with mentioned article is fine.

wikipedia notes: Trick-or-treating does not seem to have become a widespread practice until the 1930s, with the first U.S. appearances of the term in 1934.

Category: The 20th Century

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