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thanksgiving ragamuffins

November 24, 2011

while looking for some thanksgiving images to share, i came across several photos of kids in costume dressed up as “ragamuffins” or “maskers”- ashy faces, oversized ragdoll clothes, their parents wallets and handbags- begging for pennies in the 1930s and 1940s. it seems like this tradition of dressing up like beggars was confined to...
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chag purim!

March 19, 2011

Trzebinia, Poland, Purim, 1938 tonight is the start of purim, one of the happiest, most celebratory jewish holidays! as a kid, purim was always the best holiday because you got to wear a crazy costume, eat a ton of hamantaschen (triangle shaped jelly-filled cookies), and crank your gragger at the mention of the bad...
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