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Bill Bratwurst and images from Halloweens past

by Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:59 am •  Published: October 30, 2011
**For Alternate Crop** Racks of Halloween masks await local goblins who will spend Halloween dressed as witches, devils or clowns. Photographed Oct. 12, 1973. Archive Photo by Bob Albright
**For Alternate Crop** Racks of Halloween masks await local goblins who will spend Halloween dressed as witches, devils or clowns. Photographed Oct. 12, 1973. Archive Photo by Bob Albright

File cabinets on the 11th floor are full of faded and torn folders and decades worth of alphabetized images from staff photographers at The Oklahoman and The Oklahoma City Times. I looked through the images filed under ‘Halloween’ and pulled a few of my favorites.

The cutlines on the Halloween images are printed as they ran in the newspaper, or how it was written on the back of the print.

You can see more images from current staff photographers at The Oklahoman by clicking here.

**For Alternate Crop** Billy Kort cavorts as Billy Brautwurst at the Halloween Masquerade Ball. Photographed on Oct. 30, 1979. Archive Photo by Todd James
**For Alternate Crop** Billy Kort cavorts as Billy Brautwurst at the Halloween Masquerade Ball. Photographed on Oct. 30, 1979. Archive Photo by Todd James
**For Alternate Crop** The skeleton is out of the closet and ready for a bone-chilling Halloween night at this haunted house southwest of Edmond. Little ghosts and goblins are expected to be out in force Monday evening, the time Mayor A.C. Caplinger has designated as official trick or treat night for Edmond youngsters. Someone hung this skinny fellow in the window of this abandoned house to tickle the funny bones of passing motorists. Photographed on Oct. 26, 1977. Archive photo by an unknown photographer.
**For Alternate Crop** The skeleton is out of the closet and ready for a bone-chilling Halloween night at this haunted house southwest of Edmond. Little ghosts and goblins are expected to be out in force Monday evening, the time Mayor A.C. Caplinger has designated as official trick or treat night for Edmond youngsters. Someone hung this skinny fellow in the window of this abandoned house to tickle the funny bones of passing motorists. Photographed on Oct. 26, 1977. Archive photo by an unknown photographer.
**For Alternate Crop** Dean Johnson prepares for Halloween with a new "Great Goblin" face, with the assistance of Claudia Ostrom. The elaborate mask, one of several that will dot the streets Saturday night, is found at Hazel's Costumes, 1515 N. Portland. Photographed on Oct. 22, 1982. Archive Photo by Renee Lynn.
**For Alternate Crop** Dean Johnson prepares for Halloween with a new "Great Goblin" face, with the assistance of Claudia Ostrom. The elaborate mask, one of several that will dot the streets Saturday night, is found at Hazel's Costumes, 1515 N. Portland. Photographed on Oct. 22, 1982. Archive Photo by Renee Lynn.
**For Alternate Crop** "Pufnstuff" (Mrs. R.J. Riley) welcomes all youngsters to their Haunted House. She holds cowboy Steve Reimer, 6, by the hand. Waiting to enter are Amy Lockard, 9, and Mrs. Harry L. Deupree Jr. who, as one of the guides, is dressed in a pumpkin costume. Photographed on Oct. 25, 1970. Archive photo by unknown photographer.
**For Alternate Crop** "Pufnstuff" (Mrs. R.J. Riley) welcomes all youngsters to their Haunted House. She holds cowboy Steve Reimer, 6, by the hand. Waiting to enter are Amy Lockard, 9, and Mrs. Harry L. Deupree Jr. who, as one of the guides, is dressed in a pumpkin costume. Photographed on Oct. 25, 1970. Archive photo by unknown photographer.
**For Alternate Crop** Halloween, Oct. 26, 1967. Archive Photo by Austin Traverse
**For Alternate Crop** Halloween, Oct. 26, 1967. Archive Photo by Austin Traverse
**For Alternate Crop** Monster Rally presented a frightful sight Wednesday, as students of Harmony Elementary School, 1537 NE 24, donned costumes for their annual all-school Halloween festival on the school grounds. Spacemen and robots joined traditional monsters, ghosts and witches for the fun. No horrible spells were cast, but the young goblins tossed coins into a witch's steaming cauldron for the Red Cross. Photographed on Oct. 27, 1965. Archive photo by Bob Albright
**For Alternate Crop** Monster Rally presented a frightful sight Wednesday, as students of Harmony Elementary School, 1537 NE 24, donned costumes for their annual all-school Halloween festival on the school grounds. Spacemen and robots joined traditional monsters, ghosts and witches for the fun. No horrible spells were cast, but the young goblins tossed coins into a witch's steaming cauldron for the Red Cross. Photographed on Oct. 27, 1965. Archive photo by Bob Albright

-John Clanton


by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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