ghost pictures

ghost stories and pictures

 

A collection of ghost stories and ghost pictures collected from all over the world. Our aim is to share out fascination with ghost pictures and ghost stories with others and perhaps learn something together. We have also included some pictures from our collection of graveyard pictures, ghost town pictures and pictures of old and gothic churches.
 
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Death Mask Pictures

Death masks are wax or plaster castings taken of a person's face soon after their death. Death masks have been a matter of practice from as early as ancient times and making death masks was routine until the late 19th century when photography took over in popularity. However, some death masks were still made in the 20th century and are made to this day. Death masks were sometimes used as a way to identify the dead and at other times the death masks were used as a way to remember the dead person or to use as a way to build their memorial on their grave. Death Masks usually involve the eyes of the deceased being closed but in a few rare exceptions the eyes are left open. We have collected a number of death mask pictures of well known people throughout history.

 

death mask

 

This is the death mask of sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi. He died in 1446 so this is one of the oldest death masks we have seen.

 

 

 

ned kelly death mask

 

This is the death mask of one of Australia's most famous historical figures, Ned Kelly.

 

 

 

Himmler death mask

 

This is the death mask of the Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler.

 

 

 

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This is the death mask of French mathematician, Blaise Pascal.

 

 

 

cromwell death mask

This is the death mask of Oliver Cromwell.

 

james joyce death mask

This is the death mask of the Irish writer and poet James Joyce.

george reeves death mask

This is the death mask of George Reeves, the actor that played Superman in the classic tv show.

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This death mask of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner.

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This is the death mask of William Hope Harvey.