Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Mall-O-Ween!!

Just wanted to pop in tonight and wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Been so busy today I haven't had much time to blog like I had planned to here (I will later though).

But anyway, I did want to at least post a few spooky things for today, so enjoy these vintage Halloween newspaper circular ads form all over the country.

These are mostly from the early '70s except for the Town n' Country Mall ad, which dates to 1985. From Woolworth, to Kresge's, to Town n' Country Mall, to Arlington Market and Valu-Mart... there's a little treat here for everyone I think. :)

Oh, and uh, pay no attention to the plaza's name in the last ad, btw. Please? Lol.


Blogger Steven Swain said...

That plaza's in Burlington, N.C. National Lampoon called it "the happiest mall on earth" LOL

Tue Oct 31, 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, you gottas put up some pics of Cum-Park Plaza :D

Tue Oct 31, 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger hushpuppy said...

Trick or Treat, kiddies. Here's some Prestone Anti-Freeze for you. Drink up!

Wed Nov 01, 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Arlington ad had both exchange names and regular numeric exchanges in the phone numbers. I bet that ad is older than early 70's.

Wed Nov 01, 05:51:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Nope. It's October of 1970, actually.

Not only do I have access to the actual newspaper, but also, if you look reeeally closely in that ad, there is a year clue there.

Oh and, funny comments guys. Lol!

Thu Nov 02, 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"if you look reeeally closely in that ad, there is a year clue there."

D'oh, the tire sale.

I can't believe people were still using exchange names in 1970, wow.

Fri Nov 03, 05:22:00 PM  

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