Between 1899 and 1910 Sloan's most dependable source of income was from the weekly puzzles he created for the Philadelphia Press. In this one, the name of the woman's future husband was meant to be discovered in the curls of the apple paring.


  • Title: Halloween Puzzle
  • Creator Lifespan: 1871/1951
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Hanover, NH
  • Creator Birth Place: Lock Haven, PA
  • Date: 1901/1901
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: SLN (LR)
  • Physical Dimensions: w22 x h22.375 in (Complete)
  • Painter, etcher, and illustrator: John Sloan
  • Illustration Citation: Philadelphia Press, October 27, 1901
  • Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1981
  • Provenance: © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
  • Type: Drawings
  • Rights: © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • External Link: http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/
  • Medium: Watercolor, pen and ink, graphite on paper board

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