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Retrotisements: Halloween edition

Retrotisements: Halloween edition

Advertising, Retrotisements
It'll be at least another week or two before the usual bombardment of Christmas/holiday marketing kicks in, so let's take a minute to enjoy some classic Halloween-themed advertisements.  Not surprisingly, most of the ads you'll find are very costume or candy-centric, as Halloween is most definitely seen as a children's holiday.  Of course it wasn't always that way, and even today there are many visible vestiges of the holiday's pagan roots.  But I digress... Now I don't remember getting any Cracker Jack in my bag when I went panhandling for goodies (aka 'trick or treat').  And even if I had I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have had the gall to stand there and eat it right there on the person's front walk.  (Cracker Jack, 1954) Witchcraft?  No, that's just Procter & Gamble's patente