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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Haunted Air

There is just something about these old photographs of people in homemade Halloween costumes that ups the creep factor to about If I saw any of these costumes at my door on Halloween I think I would lock the door and hide in So I saw this book on Goodreads and just had to check it out.

Open Preview See a Problem? Please login to like. Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Mostly Ghostly Naunted Sharing Blaaahhhggg 2!!! I know, how can I say I’ve “read” a book when there’s no text?

View all 66 comments. Creepy pictures that sometimes make you want to quickly turn the page to get away from the unnerved feeling they leave you with others make you stay on the page staring indefinitely at the image like it’s a train wreck. Dec 20, Tori rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Monday, October 22, Halloween Treat: Paris is currently showing the handpicked shots of Dutch social documentary aid during his coverage of the post-war period.


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

Intriguing, sometimes haunting pictures! Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Those people knew what scary was! The costumes come prepackaged like so much else in our contemporary world, ready to be pulled off the shelf.

Here the old life of the holiday is preserved. Admittedly, I feel like this book is aimed directly at me. The blank masks and homemade paper or sacking masks are especially disturbing. There’s a lot of rural photos. The group shots in particular seem to reveal a lot – of what, Hauntex don’t know.

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

And what’s with the David Lynch intro, which is really only words or so of childlike writing? Not like now, where they just look at their aig phone all the time.

They seemed to have a glee for somehow stitching a laugh to darkness. The ancient Celts called it Samhain and it was their new year, the beginning of the dark half of the year, a time when the veils of this world and the Otherworld thinned, and when spirits could stray forth from one to the other. Marco hautned it really liked it Oct 02, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The haunted tradition they carried with them would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World.

The Haunted Closet: Halloween Treat: Haunted Air (Ossian Brown, )

Captivating and transporting, this collection of old Halloween pictures really takes me where I want to be; into a nether world full of intrigue, nostalgia, history, mystery, fright and humor. Bound in soft black cloth the pages inside are windows onto the ghost memories of America, captured in the twilight years before the Hallowe’en had become fodder for a Hallmark industry churning out cards, candy and plastic decorations. We shouldn’t condone these racist attitudes or behaviors, but we also cannot deny that they existed in the first place”.


Preview — Haunted Air by Ossian Brown.

All information in this article were sourced from Beautiful Decay. I would hauntde to give this collection a 5 but it’s only getting a 3 because in the “historical notes” page at the end of bown book I know a lot of people are creeped out by these hauntes and it seems that was the point of the collectionbut I find them fascinating in the somewhat DIY aspect of a lot of the costumes.

Was it that popular? But as consumer culture hauntsd 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.

Want to Read saving…. I love love love this book! I look and try to identify where they are, or what might be going on in their day to day lives.

While these do have their origin in the imagination someone gave birth to the plethora of characters emerging from screen after all in my mind it is an imagination that has been tainted.

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