Author seeks Halloween photos for new local book

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of Bill Lattin

These photos will be featured in an upcoming book about Halloween costumes and pranks by Bill Lattin. He welcomes more photos submissions, including more recent ones.

Lattin, who retired on Dec. 31 as Orleans County historian, wants to document some of the local activities over the years for Halloween.

He notes that generations ago most of the costumes were home-made. Now most seem to be bought at the store. Lattin’s prefers the individuality and creativity with the older costumes.

This photo was submitted to Lattin by Betty Kenyon.

He is working to have his book about Halloween published in time for the upcoming spooky holiday on Oct. 31. He will accept photos and write-ups about local Halloween pranks until Labor Day.

Some of the costumes from the past generation or two often reflect pop culture, with mass produced costumes of Star Wars characters, Disney stars and someties even the U.S. president.

Halloween photos and stories can be dropped off at the Lake Country Pennysaver at 170 North Main St., Albion, or they can be emailed to and we will direct them to Lattin.

He said he would accept more recent photos, but he would prefer photos and stories before the year 2000.