✯ Aunt Caroline Dye was a famous hoodoo woman or two-headed doctor who lived in Newport, Arkansas. A spiritualist as well as a root worker, for the crudely sketched aura around her head and the winged, dog-headed figure with its hand or paw on her right shoulder-like her name were drawn on the film negative - indicate that she maintained contact with other-worldly spirits. The standing figure may represent a "spirit guide" or the Devil's black dog one meets at the crossroads.✯
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Aunt Caroline Dye was a famous hoodoo woman or two-headed doctor who lived in Newport, Arkansas…According to one blues historian (Stephen C. La Vere), she was born in 1810 and died in 1918 at the age of 108; according to another (Paul Oliver) she died in 1944. Neither story completely fits the evidence, however… In any case, from this photo one can infer something else—Aunt Caroline Dye was a spiritualist as well as a root worker, for the crudely sketched aura around her head
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Cora Lodencia Veronica Hatch Scott (1840–1923) was one of the best-known mediums of the Spiritualism movement of the last half of the 19th century. Most of her work was done as a trance lecturer, though she also wrote some books whose composition was attributed to spirit guides rather than her own personality.
I didn’t know, did you know®… Another inspirational women for the day: Elizabeth “Eliza” Pinckney, one of America’s first female inventors was born today in 1722. Pinckney perfected Indigo (a seed used as a dye) on her plantation, encouraged others to use it and made it the second largest cash crop in the South.