Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Today's post features this wonderful Paul Von Klieben painting of the Hangman's Tree from an eraly postcard. The back of the postcard reads:
"Spooky Isn't It?"

"We don't intend to frighten you with this card. It is merely a strange leaf out of California's history during the Gold Rush of '49, as portrayed in the famous Ghost Town here at Beautiful Knott's Berry Place. If you look at this card in a certain way, then perhpas you will see.................

The ghost of this here Ghost Town

If you turn the card upside down and look between the fork in the tree trunk you will see the image of the ghost. A neat little trick that makes for a neat Halloween treat.

That's all for now.

Take care and thanks for readin'


TokyoMagic! said...

Never seen that Knott's postcard before. Great Halloween post! Spooky!

Chris Merritt said...

Love that one! As partial payment for all the design work he did, PvK was allowed this postcard concession by Mr. Knott in the 40s. There will be a lot of previously unseen Paul von Klieben concept art in the Knott's history book, out early next year...

outsidetheberm said...

Funny you post this. Was just considering putting up some obscure PvK stuff!

This one's fun. Thanks for the reminder.