• Vintage Halloween Items
    Firehouse Antiques,  Vintage Halloween

    Vintage Halloween

    We love vintage holiday decor here at Firehouse Antiques, and Halloween is no exception. It wasn’t until early in the 20th Century, that Halloween became a cultural occurrence. Americans began to have Halloween-themed parties, and the company Dennison Manufacturing, based in Framingham Massachusetts, took notice. Starting in 1909, Dennison produced some of the rarer items of Halloween ephemera, including invitations, place cards, decorations, and an annual catalog called Bogie Books.   Bogie Books were a how-to on hosting an adult-themed Halloween party, with menu, games, decoration, and costume suggestions, some of which were also sold by Dennison.  Bogie Books were published from 1909 to 1940, and they were an annual…