BEFORE kids wore HALLOWEEN costumes: There are masks costumes worn on Thanksgiving - Ragamuffin Day, which was the same day. Picture: Group of kids dressed in “hobo” attire. These boys improvised their own "look.
November Before Halloween came into its own as a holiday in this country, there was "Thanksgiving masking," where kids would dress up and go door to door for apples, or "scramble for pennies." - Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Tables for Ladies