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Make a ring of pumpkin seeds An odd old-fashioned charm. Makes the goblins howl with fear And keeps you safe from harm.

Publisher E. Nash Co. (American (New York), 1908 - 1910)


Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chromolithograph on embossed card stock.

Not On View



Front: H-12 ©N
Back: divided. Used.


Yes: "otto"


Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2014, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 29, 2014)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder