History At Home: Halloween In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

History At Home: Halloween In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope over a century ago.

After taking a look at the history of Halloween, the Eagle gives us some insight into an 1897 holiday tradition known as the Halloween Pill.

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