You’re Invited to a Halloween Party on 30 October 1915

Pearl Brasher received this invitation for a Halloween party held on 30 October 1915, exactly 101 years ago today.

Front of Invitation

Inside Poem

If you should wish to
learn your fate
Then meet the goblins prompt
at eight
Come dressed from head
to toe in white
And bring a Jack o Lantern light.

Auditorium, Oct. 30, 1915

Pearl was a senior at Noble High School in the fall of 1915. If this wasn’t a school party (Noble’s 1910 total population was 403!), then the school auditorium was likely the gathering place for a fun evening with friends.

My favorite part of this invitation is the cute little hand drawn owl on the front. I wonder how many people attended this party? I imagine Pearl did, as she kept the invitation for so many years afterwards.

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