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Halloween in Spring: A Series. "The Witch City" and Souvenirs

"The Witch of Salem, MA." Lithographic postcard, c. 1892-1900. NOTE: This series, "Halloween in the Spring," is based on the posts I wrote for my Halloween 2020 Take-Over of  AHNCA's (Art Historians of Nineteenth Century Art)  social media accounts. It's a jolly bit of writing and the inspiration for this blog. I've left the posts almost identical to the originals to preserve the rollicking tone; however, I've added links to the original sources, museum websites, or other information you, dear reader, might find interesting. Without further ado, it's time to celebrate Halloween in the springtime! If you’ve ever been to Salem, MA, you know that the image of the pointed-hat, broom-riding witch is on everything from the official Police Department patches to kitschy souvenirs for tourists. Even the mascot of the local high school in Salem is a witch! These days Salem, MA is synonymous with modern day Witchcraft and Paganism, the 1692 Witch Trials, an

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