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Ghostly Collection

Background imageGhostly Collection: The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall

The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall
A family sit in the dark by a blazing fire, rigid with fear while listening to a ghost story told by an aged relative. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the sceptre of a medieval knight

Background imageGhostly Collection: Ghost Delivers Warning

Ghost Delivers Warning
A spectral figure materialises in a candlelit room where two men are roused from their books. The older man points ahead while the ghost points upwards. A ghostly warning?

Background imageGhostly Collection: Brockley Court Ghost

Brockley Court Ghost
THE BROCKLEY COURT GHOST [near Clevedon, Somerset] Student Spencer-Palmer photographed by his brother as a ghostly monk - photo often taken to be genuine !

Background imageGhostly Collection: The Queens House Ghost on the Tulip Staircase. In 1966

The Queens House Ghost on the Tulip Staircase. In 1966, a retired Canadian Reverend and his wife visited the Queens House, Greenwich, London

Background imageGhostly Collection: Ghost on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House

Ghost on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House
Figure photographed on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House, though photographer saw nothing; during normal opening hours of the Museum - (a digitally restored version of image 10003710)

Background imageGhostly Collection: Borley Rectory Ghost

Borley Rectory Ghost
Borley Rectory -- a rare pictorial representation of the Borley haunting showing Borley Rectory, the phantom nun and the ghostly coach and horses

Background imageGhostly Collection: Man and ghost

Man and ghost
Man being followed by a hooded ghost. The figure with outstretched hands pointed at me and said: " Granby Manners, you will die in this room!" Date: 1890s

Background imageGhostly Collection: Ghostly apparition produced by reflection

Ghostly apparition produced by reflection. Date: 19th century

Background imageGhostly Collection: England / Boston

England / Boston
The River Witham, Boston, Lincolnshire, England, with the famous tower of St. Botolphs church, better known as the Boston Stump looking almost ghostly in the distance Date: 1930s

Background imageGhostly Collection: Spirit Photograph - Family Group

Spirit Photograph - Family Group
A small-format Spirit Photograph showing a Family Group, possibly mourning a dead baby, although all the figures have an air of ghostly form, especially the seated woman/Mother

Background imageGhostly Collection: The Illusion of Cephalus by Bernardino Luini

The Illusion of Cephalus by Bernardino Luini (circa 1480-1532) - Fresco transferred to canvas. Cephalus is haunted by apparitions of his murdered wife and her dog, Laelaps. Date: circa 1507

Background imageGhostly Collection: Shadows in Whitehall, by Bruce Bairnsfather

Shadows in Whitehall, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Shadows in Whitehall An unusually serious subject for Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, known for his Old Bill cartoons in The Bystander magazine; ghostly soldiers guard the cenotaph in Whitehall, London

Background imageGhostly Collection: Cartoon, The Harvest of War, WW1

Cartoon, The Harvest of War, WW1
Cartoon, The Harvest of War, showing a German general with his head bowed on a battlefield, while the ghosts of dead soldiers march past with agricultural implements

Background imageGhostly Collection: Spirit Photograph - Schemboche

Spirit Photograph - Schemboche
A spirit photograph by Schemboche of an Italian Woman approached by a white robe-draped spirit who places his hand upon her shoulder. Date: circa 1870s

Background imageGhostly Collection: Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl of St Aldwyn

Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl of St Aldwyn
Capital F. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl of St Aldwyn (1837-1916), British Conservative politician - Chancellor of the Exchequer (1885-1886 and 1895-1902) Date: 1900

Background imageGhostly Collection: FOLKLORE / BANSHEES

FOLKLORE / BANSHEES
over the rooftops... Date: 1898

Background imageGhostly Collection: Winter sun highlights a skull & crossbones on a tomb

Winter sun highlights a skull & crossbones on a tomb
The low winter sun highlights a skull & crossbones on a tomb beneath cemetery gates. Kirkcudbright graveyard, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland Date: 2009

Background imageGhostly Collection: Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Movement of the tide ebbing and flowing among the rocks at Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales in winter. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background imageGhostly Collection: Ghost of Lord Combermere

Ghost of Lord Combermere
Sybell Corbets photograph of the library at Combermere, taken between 2-3 pm, seeming to show a figure, resembling Lord Combermere, at the time he was being buried Date: 5 December 1891

Background imageGhostly Collection: Spirit Photo Ada Dean? 1921

Spirit Photo Ada Dean? 1921
Unattributed spirit photograph but probably by medium, Ada Dean. Sitters Mr Rist and wife? with an unidentified male spirit hovering above them both

Background imageGhostly Collection: WW2 - Propaganda first day cover - Truman and ghost of FDR

WW2 - Propaganda first day cover - Truman and ghost of FDR
WW2 - Propaganda first day cover - US President Harry Truman and the ghost of FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) - President during WW1

Background imageGhostly Collection: Cycle Race / Hotspur 1959

Cycle Race / Hotspur 1959
Cycle race on a country road. Date: 1959

Background imageGhostly Collection: Daily Mail Printing

Daily Mail Printing
The newspaper printing press of the Daily Mail in White City, West London. The ghostly figure of a uniformed man stands in the office. Date: 1930s

Background imageGhostly Collection: A Ghost Commercial

A Ghost Commercial
An opportunist guest invites the Ghost of the House to appear in his advertising campaign, selling the soap that will wash out even the stains of ghostly guilt Date: 1914

Background imageGhostly Collection: Quixote - Masquerade

Quixote - Masquerade
The masquerade of the duke and duchess - he sees Dulcinea, enchanted by magic Date: First published: 1605-15

Background imageGhostly Collection: Phantom Ship

Phantom Ship
Das Geisterschiff - sighting a ghostly sailing vessel Date: 1909

Background imageGhostly Collection: Paranormal: William S. Marriott simulates automatic writing

Paranormal: William S. Marriott simulates automatic writing
The British magician William S. Marriott simulates automatic writing, inspired by a ghostly guide. Date: 1910

Background imageGhostly Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Campfire

Illustration, A Song of the English, Campfire
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imageGhostly Collection: Suffragette Arson Kew Gardens

Suffragette Arson Kew Gardens. The blackened, ghostly remains of the Tea Pavilion, in Kew Gardens after the arson attack by militant suffragettes

Background imageGhostly Collection: Bonzo sees ghosts by George Studdy

Bonzo sees ghosts by George Studdy
Tap! Tap! Tap! Bonzo sees ghosts. Seen here being chased by ghostly dogs. Date: 1924

Background imageGhostly Collection: Mourning at the grave of his lost love Thora

Mourning at the grave of his lost love Thora - " Speak from your heaven to me; Child of my dream, love of my life..." Date: circa 1905

Background imageGhostly Collection: A Ghost

A Ghost
Ghost (double exposure), 1899 Date: 1899

Background imageGhostly Collection: A ghostly warning to certain presidential aspirants

A ghostly warning to certain presidential aspirants. Illustration shows the ghost of General Winfield Scott Hancock offering a warning to presidential aspirants General Nelson A

Background imageGhostly Collection: World War One Patriotic postcard

World War One Patriotic postcard
Saint Alliance. A British soldier joining forces with a spectral Joan of Arc to go and fight the German army on the Western Front. Patriotic card of the First World War. Date: circa 1916

Background imageGhostly Collection: Phantom on the Line

Phantom on the Line
A ghostly female figure stands on the track in the path of an oncoming train with her arms outstretched. The lights of the train surround her in a ghastly glow. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGhostly Collection: A Ghostly Corner by Mallet

A Ghostly Corner by Mallet
A driver careers around a tricky corner on a snowy road and tells his fellow passengers, Time out Council did something about that dashed corner - its always been a bit tricky

Background imageGhostly Collection: British Ballad, The Eve of St. John

British Ballad, The Eve of St. John
THE EVE OF SAINT JOHN. British ballad written by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Background imageGhostly Collection: Spirit Photo Ada Dean 1920

Spirit Photo Ada Dean 1920
Spirit photograph by medium, Ada Dean. Sitters, Miss Dean and Mr Rist with an unidentified female spirit.. Taken at 59 Holland Park Road in the presence of the President of the Hackney Society of

Background imageGhostly Collection: Spirit Photo Boursnell 1907

Spirit Photo Boursnell 1907
Photo by English spirit photographer Richard Boursnell showing Mr Rist and an unidentified male spirit, probably father or brother

Background imageGhostly Collection: Moss Photographs H Price

Moss Photographs H Price
A spirit photograph of Harry Price taken by George Moss who subsequently confessed to creating fake pictures (such as this one)

Background imageGhostly Collection: Spirit of German Army

Spirit of German Army
The Spirit of the German Army. Date: 1914

Background imageGhostly Collection: Theatre / Castle Spectre

Theatre / Castle Spectre
THE CASTLE SPECTRE A Romantic Drama by M.G.Lewis. Act IV - Scene 2. A ghostly apparition appears

Background imageGhostly Collection: Wwi / News from the Front

Wwi / News from the Front
A German woman receives a letter from her husband at the Front. The words she reads makes his presence seem near, as the ghostly image behind her conveys

Background imageGhostly Collection: Chinook Legend / Myth / 1914

Chinook Legend / Myth / 1914
Chinook legend of the supernatural people who appeared in the mists

Background imageGhostly Collection: Fata Morgana Mirage

Fata Morgana Mirage
An example of a Fata Morgana mirage in the Straits of Messina; this complex mirage gives the appearance of objects floating or of being part underwater, part in air

Background imageGhostly Collection: Mariner, Ice all Around

Mariner, Ice all Around
The ship sails into the icy waters near the South Pole accompanied by the albatross: The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around



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