Raphael Tuck and Sons, Halloween Postcards Series No. 183
postmarked in 1912 with a one cent 'Franklin' stamp
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Bobbing for apples is a game often played in connection with Halloween. The game is played by filling a tub or a large basin with water and putting apples in the water. Because apples are less dense than water, they will float at the surface. Players then try to catch one with their teeth.
A more sanitary variation of the game exists, with the apples hung on string, rather than in a bowl of water.