This is an early Halloween Image of a Skull and Crossbones. This one was scanned from a Circa 1828 Antique Printer’s Book. Rather a creepy looking image. I would imagine it was used for Poison Labels and that sort of thing. It reminds me of some of the headstones that my husband and I saw in a very old Graveyard in Boston, on our trip there over the Summer. I was surprised by how many of the stones had those spooky looking Skulls on them, and couldn’t imagine how the surviving loved ones could possibly feel comforted by looking at that, during visits. I guess things were different back then!
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