Steven Martin collects pictures of Halloween from long ago.
"My theme is 'Halloween in the Time of Cholera,'" collector Steven Martin told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. "The idea being that people back then were probably on a more intimate level with death — and that would have affected the way they celebrated Halloween."
See a gallery at Wired. http://www.wired.com/culture/art/multimedia/2008/10/gallery_old_halloween http://www.flickr.com/photos/opiummuseum/ to Martin's Flicker stream.