Trick or treat!

To celebrate Halloween tomorrow, feast your eyes on some spooky images from Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections photograph collections…

Glasgow School of Art glass plate negative showing students in costume, early 1900s

Glasgow School of Art glass plate negative showing students in costume, early 1900s

Dorothy Carleton Smyth’s 1933 costume designs for the three witches in Macbeth are particularly chilling!

NMC096/V Costume design for the 1st witch in Macbeth, but Dorothy Carleton Smyth, 1933

NMC096/V Costume design for the 1st witch in Macbeth, but Dorothy Carleton Smyth, 1933

NMC096/U Costume design for the 2nd witch in Macbeth, but Dorothy Carleton Smyth, 1933

NMC096/U Costume design for the 2nd witch in Macbeth, but Dorothy Carleton Smyth, 1933

NMC096/R Costume design for the 3rd witch in Macbeth, but Dorothy Carleton Smyth, 1933

NMC096/R Costume design for the 3rd witch in Macbeth, but Dorothy Carleton Smyth, 1933

And if you’ve still not come up with a costume for tomorrow night, here are some (less creepy) ideas from students past…

GSA student in costume, early 1900s

GSA student in costume, early 1900s

Glasgow School of Art glass plate negative featuring student in costume, early 1900s

Glasgow School of Art glass plate negative featuring student in costume, early 1900s

Glasgow School of Art glass plate negative featuring student in costume, early 1900s

Glasgow School of Art glass plate negative featuring student in costume, early 1900s

You’ll also find lots more inspirational costume designs by Dorothy Carleton Smyth from 1933  on our Flickr. Happy guising!

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  1. Pingback: Artist profile: D. C. Smyth – Historic subjects | Sketch by Sketch

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