From Ossian Brown's exquisite collection of antique vernacular photographs of Halloweens past. Brown compiled his favourites of eerie found photos, all dating between 1875 and into a lovely new book titled Haunted Air. David Lynch wrote the introduction.
Storydress II is a series of photographs of a life-size paper mache and plaster sculpture. The dress is made of paper mache stories recorded of the artist’s great-grandmother’s autobiographical reminiscences. Each photograph contains legible words. The sculpture was photographed with the wet-plate collodion negative process, printed on handmade gold-toned Albumen paper, and burnished onto antique Cabinet Card mounts. For exhibition the cabinet card photographs are displaye
Morbid Anatomy: “Death and the Lady," Vaudeville, Turn of the Century "In 1906 The Journal of the English Folk Song Society published a piece on the old English ballad “Death and the Lady.” Some enterprising female entertainer encountered the article and realized the story might be used as a great vaudeville piece about the evils of card play and alcohol."