Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Vintage Early 1900s Blindfolded Girl Stand-Up Table Top Halloween Decoration

Whitney made a wide variety of these well-designed place cards during the 1920s. Many have mechanical features. Often there are mice shown running around the circular base, although this example has only a short printed sentiment. This seller had a number of these place cards up for auction that I had never seen before. All had damage so I passed on bidding, but was delighted to add to the database of now-known designs. (To see more, look on page 276.)