[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]: [The Beistle Company], No date [c. 1950s]. Ephemera no binding. [EPHEMERA] [HOLIDAY: HALLOWEEN]. 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”; color printed stiff die-cut paper decoration, printed in orange, yellow and black; no markings; ink ownership “Martin” on verso; punched hole for hanging, small tack holes around punched hole; very good. Very good. Item #1415
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.