Made in U.S.A. [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]: [The Beistle Company], No date [c. 1950s]. Ephemera no binding. [EPHEMERA] [HOLIDAY: HALLOWEEN]. 9” x 6 ½”; color printed stiff die-cut shaped paper pumpkin head with hat and scarf marked “Made in U.S.A.;” unpunched hole for hanging, printed in yellow, black and orange; small crease to wheat and one scarf corner; very good plus. Schneider 113. Very good +. Item #1413
Unmarked Halloween decoration made by the prolific American party decoration company, The Beistle Company, during the Luhrs ownership. The Beistle Company was founded by Martin Luther Beistle in 1900 and started manufacturing paper Halloween party goods in the 1920s. Henry E. Luhrs, Beistle’s son-in-law, took over the company in 1935 after Beistle’s death.