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Watch the Skies for Flying Pumpkins!

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black cats and balloonsHallowe’en Joys – lithographic postcard, 1911.

Black cats pilot a squadron of flying jack-o’-lanterns in this fairly unscary Halloween postcard – a young fellow in Lewiston, Maine named Charles sent it to his Aunt Nettie ninety-nine years ago.  Beyond postcards, balloons have inspired artists of all sorts since they first took to the skies – have a look at some of the Air and Space Museum’s other superb works of balloon art, and have a happy Halloween.

Allan Janus is a museum specialist in the Museum’s Archives Division.

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