Photo of the Week

———– October 31, 2022 ———– 


“How shall we know it is us without our past?”
– John Steinbeck 


Happy Halloween!


Halloween Postcard, 1909. (Image from the Holiday Postcard Collection of the Suffolk County Historical Society Library Archives. Copyright © Suffolk County Historical Society. All rights reserved.)

Back in 1909, when it cost two cents for a stamp, postcards were a popular way to share holiday greetings with friends and family. This postcard was addressed to Mrs. Kate M. Edwards of Sag Harbor, with a question from the sender: “Does this postal go the right way? – Olive.”

Click here for an interesting history of the origins of the Halloween holiday:


The Suffolk County Historical Society wishes

all of our members and supporters a happy and safe Halloween!


Suffolk County Historical Society
300 West Main St.
Riverhead, NY 11901



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