✯ 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
Former slave "Aunt Jane" with one of the J. D. Walker children - 1885 in Fernandina Beach, FL
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.
Aunt Memory was born into slavery. When she was 24 years old she was taken to Tallahassee and sold to Mr. Argyle for 800 dollars. Aunt Memory attended the 1893 World Fair, and sold enough photos of herself to pay for expenses photo 1900 ...