Beistle was desperate for a spark of creativity when they included this decidedly non-Halloween diecut as part of a diecut set they issued in the late 1940s. I've never understood their decision, but feel it indicates they were running on fumes at that time.
Wasn't Beistle scraping the VERY bottom of the creativity barrel when they issued this as a Halloween diecut? The once great firm, responsible for some of the most iconic Halloween imagery during the 1920s and 1930s, was reduced to this by the 1950s. They rebounded some after this but never again regained the preeminence they enjoyed during Halloween's Golden Age. (Beistle would be smart - and all of us would benefit - if they would hire an artist like Matthew Kirscht to helm their Halloween creative output today.)