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The dream of time travel has been achieved with the spectral photographs presented in this book, a collection of anonymous Hallowe’en. Ossian Brown has compiled a number of anonymous photographs depicting this in the book “Haunted Air” (), dating between and. Ossian Brown was a member of the dark, magical electronic music photos, dating between and , as collected in Haunted Air, with.

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It looked super creepy and I was not disappointed. I’m not sure if it’s the vintage photo or the mask itself, but these could really add to the creep factor for a modern horror movie.

Haunted Air: Anonymous Halloween photographs from c. 1875–1955

Made for TV Mayhem. The blank masks and homemade paper or sacking masks are especially disturbing.

Those people knew what scary was! Fewer settings, more fun. There is a feeling that comes over you when you look through these. And what’s with the David Lynch intro, which is really only words or so of childlike writing? I love love love this book!

Haunted Air: Anonymous Halloween photographs from c. – by Ossian Brown

The text – what there is of it – is useless. I mean, hats off to the person Ossian Brown who found and collected all these old snapshots of kids and adults wearing Halloween cost I wasn’t as charmed or intrigued by this collection of old photographs as I expected to be. The Sinisters–spooky surf music!

Intriguing, sometimes haunting pictures! Uaunted suspect a lot of these people — especially in the early shots — didn’t have a lot of stuff laying around to make costumes with. Literally that’s all ya gotta do hauntdd you’re dealing with history that showcases racist attitudes of that time period. A group of people pose in a wagon, bonnets above the faces of the masked women, a man perched on top pointing a shotgun at some unknown threat.


Sep 20, Kurt rated it it was amazing.

I can’t even articulate it. Neither the one-page introduction by David Lynch nor the four-and-half-page afterword by Geoff Cox actually contributes anything to hauntedd the images, the collection, or anything else much beyond their own coy sense of self-importance.

It’s obviously been a popular book – my copy is from the fourth printing – but it won’t have much appeal for serious collectors or scholars of photographic history. The costumes come wir like so much else in our contemporary world, ready to be pulled off the shelf.

Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. So I saw this book on Goodreads and just had to check it out. I can’t say how much I loved this creepy little book. With an introduction by David Lynch, appropriately enough, Haunted Air’s images will stay with with you for a long time. Mar 10, Kristoffer rated it it was amazing. Ossian Brown is an artist, musician, and composer who was a member of brodn music group Coil, and is a cofounding member of Cyclobe.

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Her photographs will take you to a purple and turquoise world. From Europe, the haunted tradition would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World. There is no information on aur photographs themselves, even where there are good visible clues about their origins. It was believed that on akr night the veil separating the worlds of the living and the dead grew thin hauunted ruptured, allowing spirits to pass through and walk unseen but not unheard amongst men.


That’s not to say that most of it was pre-bought – a lot of it is simply stuff like a large paper bag with a face drawn on it. Mostly Ghostly Music Sharing Blaaahhhggg 2!!!

But as consumer culture continued to amp up in the suburbs during the latter half of the fifties some of its original lifeblood begin to be drained out of it.

These photos, of kids who have paper bags over their heads with large teeth drawn on them, of a lady who has dozens of spoons attached to a black dress, of paper machied devil masks, of little girls in white dresses wearing a homespun cat mask, haynted a window of time when Hallowe’en brow perhaps more innocent—but also much more monstrous and genuinely scary.

The ones of the adults seem the least inspired. The pumpkin supplanted the carved turnip; costumes grew ever stranger, and celebrants both rural and urban seized gleefully on the festival’s intoxicating, lawless spirit.

Romeropeople with their skin painted blue to imitate the Na’vi, an exscuse to be raunchy and dress in the most provocative fashion. If you love images by Diane Arbus, or vintage Hallowe’en, you’ll enjoy looking at this book.