Halloween: Spooky Sirens and Ghoulish Green Devils

 When witches go riding,

And black cats are seen,

The moon laughs and whispers,

‘Tis near Halloween.

Maurin Quina by Cappiello, 1906.
Affectionately referred to as “The Green Devil” by many, this poster is perfectly ghoulish.
Click on the image to learn more about this piece.

 Here in the gallery, we cannot believe it is already time for Halloween!

This harvest-time celebration began as an ancient pagan festival in Ireland, transitioned into All Saint’s Day (or Dios de los Muertos), and has grown to become a touchstone of American culture. Only here could a holiday of mixed origins become a celebration for everyone to enjoy.

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A snapshot from one of the very first Village Halloween Parades

 In NYC we are lucky enough to have the world’s largest Halloween celebration; the Village Halloween Parade. Started in 1977 by a mask-maker in Greenwich Village,  this event has become massive. Approximately 50,000 people participate in the parade itself, with another two million spectators cheering them on. While the parade was canceled last year due to Hurricane Sandy, we’ll be looking forward to its triumphant return!

To help get ourselves into a Halloween state-of-mind, we have been poring over our collection of ghoulish posters.

Check out our top picks below:

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 Happy Halloween Everyone!

The Ross Art Group pumpkin patch

The Ross Art Group pumpkin patch

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About The Ross Art Group

Specializing in original vintage posters, The Ross Art Group opened its doors over 18 years ago, and founder Mickey Ross has been collecting original posters for over 25 years. What started out as a hobby, sparked a true passion and developed into a thriving business.
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