Halloween Festival


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Halloween Festival from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Halloween Festival. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Halloween Festival is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 7.5 in x 9.5 in.

It was created on Saturday, October 30, 1948.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

Pictured here are James Taladay (b. 1895,d. 1970) and Warren Insley (b. 1912, d. 1964) at a Halloween Festival held in the Village of Worthington. Insley won 3rd place in a costume contest in the category for Most Original Costume. He is dressed as Adolph Hitler and carries a Nazi flag with the message "Is Hitler Really Dead?" World War II had ended three years before.

Insley was a veteran of World War II and editor of the "Worthington News." Marshall Taladay was the Chief of Police in Worthington and also served as Superintendent of Worthington Water Works and Worthington Street Commissioner. Other activities at the annual Halloween Festival were a street parade, the crowning of a Halloween Festival Queen, and musical performances.

It covers the topics Halloween, festivals, police and veterans.

It features the people Warren E. Insley, 1912-1964 and James Henry Taladay, 1895-1970.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 73-G-168.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0516.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 10, 2002. It was last updated June 16, 2021.