In celebration of Halloween coming up tomorrow, enjoy these spooky and festive images from Open Collections.
From the Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection, three “modern” witches gather around a cauldron:
This woodcut of a shrouded skeleton, by the artist Walter Crane, could serve as some last-minute costume inspiration:
Watch out for this creepy spider from the RBSC Bookplates collection:
Here are a few more eerie bookplates to inspire your Halloween party décor:
Illustrations of owls from John Latham’s A general history of birds, Vol. I (1824), from our BC Historical Books collection:
And finally, here’s a not-so-spooky 1989 advertisement for the SPCA, featuring six black kittens playing around pumpkins: