Welcome to Sepia Saturday.
The photo above was supplied by Alan, as our theme for Sepia Saturday this week. Once I saw the photo only one theme came to mind.
That's right, an apparition - A ghostly figure; specter. A sudden or unusual sight, (of a woman dressed in white floating above the crowd) I know silly right? But nontheless this is what my theme shall be!
Our eyes can play tricks on us, especially by artists that are masters of deception. Or otherwise known as, Optical Illusions.
Anonymous, "Young woman / Old woman" - German postcard - 1880
I had no idea it ever appeared on a postcard before.
I'm sure you've all seen this photo before.
Do you see them both?
Is she lost or lovesick?
Joan of Arc
A ghostly figure of Joan of Arc hanging from a tree and two saintly figures watch from behind the tree.
Another trick with the eyes .....
This lovely Black and White photo by photographer, Carol Highsmith of
The Ghost House
work created by architects, Frank Gehry, Venturi and Scott Brown and Associates.
This image by Bain News Service
Horse's Ghost at Fair
More interesting tricks for the eye.
Florida Ghost House
Ft. George Island
Niagara Falls, N.Y. Geo. Barker-1886
ruins in Florida
"You hear all these claims that some one made contact with Abraham Lincoln" said Houdini after becoming obsessed with the occult after his mother died.
Credit- "Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln" between 1920 and 1930. The American Variety Stage. Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment. 1870 - 1920 Library of Congress.
A ghostly warning to certain presidential aspirants.
Created by Udo J. Keppler
Illustration shows the ghost of General Winfield Scott Hancock offering a warning to "presidential aspirants" General Nelson A. Miles, Admiral George Dewey, and Rear Admiral Winfield S. Schley, all about to step off a cliff in an effort to reach the chair of the "Presidency" hovering out of reach.
From- The Library of Congress - Washington, D.C.
From the Library of Congress Prints and Photos
The Great Oregon Caves, The Ghost Chamber, Oregon.
Ghost and Store
(Is he a ghost or not?)
The Old storekeeper and the abandoned store, near ghost town
Shaw, Kansas November 1940.
Okay, I had to have a little fun with someone on a ladder dressed in white
and so here it is!
Since this post is about sepia mostly, why not post a unique photo of
"The Young Holy Ghosters"
mill workers (having some fun)
aged 15- 25
taken on June 21, 1916
in Fall River, Massachusetts.
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