Haunted Air, a new book collecting Halloween photography from 1875 – 1955, is an eerie walkthrough more than two centuries of Halloween costume as worn by the normal everyday people of this world. The costumes, documented in Haunted Air through original, never-before-seen photography, walk the reader/viewer into a time when the holiday of costume actually scared people. Look through the sample pages in our gallery and tell us if they creep you out.

For those into the history of Halloween and the common-day costumes, worn, this book may be necessary in your collection. Published by Random House UK. Available from Amazon.

Photography: Jeff Carvalho/Selectism.com

More looks from inside Haunted Air after the click.

What To Read Next