Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Fortunes


These fortunes should be written with milk on white paper and, after being allowed to dry, placed in walnut shells from which the meat has been removed, each guest selects his or her walnut and, placing his or her paper where it will receive sufficient heat to brown the milk, will be surprised to see his or her fortune stand out on what appear to be blank paper.

Saturday, October 24, 1925 // Dunkirk Evening Observer

7 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Fortunes

    1. I found them one day in the Dunkirk Evening Observer–the local newspaper from my maternal ancestors’ hometown (Dunkirk, New York). I LOVED them, so I’ve been holding onto them for a couple months–just waiting for Halloween!

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      1. Now, my question is, did any hostess really write these fortunes in milk and stuff them in walnut shells? I’ve never been able to produce anything legible when I couldn’t see what I was writing. 😀

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