Digital North Carolina Blog

Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Happy Halloween

Image of two trick-or-treaters receiving an apple
This photograph of trick-or-treaters in Rocky Mount in 1950 depicts a suspiciously healthy Halloween scene – these costumed kids are offered an apple in lieu of the traditional sweet treat. But since the photographer, Albert Rabil, shot this image for the News and Observer, it’s a fair guess that the apple was a prop, and that the real treats came later.

The photo is shared online by Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.).

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