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.

Appendage: Ossian Brown - Haunted Air: A collection of anonymous Hallowe’en photographs, America c. 1875 – 1955

Appendage: Ossian Brown - Haunted Air: A collection of anonymous Hallowe’en photographs, America c. 1875 – 1955

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50 unexplainable black and white photos. Bizarre images made in an era when photography was neither commonplace nor affordably priced.

50 unexplainable black and white photos. Bizarre images made in an era when photography was neither commonplace nor affordably priced.

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

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."

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."

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