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.

 

lincoln death mask

This is the death mask of assassinated president, Abraham Lincoln.

 

 

 

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This is the death mask the English romantic poet William Wordsworth.

 

 

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This is the death mask of Walt Whitman.

 

 

george washington death mask

This is the death mask the first president of the United States, George Washington. Also, if you notice his eyes are open which is pretty rare for a death mask.

 

 

Tolstoy death mask

 

This is the death mask of the Russian novelist whose works included War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy.

 

jonathan swift death mask

 

This is the death mask of the famous writer Jonathan Swift. Included amongst his large body of work is Gulliver's Travels.

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This is the death mask Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott.

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This death mask is of Pope Pius IX.

robert E. lee death mask

 

This is the death mask of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

james dean death mask

 

This is the death mask of the famous film star, James Dean. This death mask is unusual for being in color.
noel coward death mask Like the James Dean mask above, this death mask of Noel Cowards is unique to our collection for being cast in color and for the detail given to the death mask.