A Soldier's Sketchbook
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Parents were encouraged by newspapers and community leaders to take anything “frightening” or “grotesque” out of Halloween celebrations. Because of these efforts, Halloween lost most of its superstitious and religious overtones by the beginning of the twentieth century.
Riding the Rails, 1940. Rough times in America: "He said he quit high school after two years... 'I'm on the bum.' "
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