Ghostly Ladies

This week’s post features photos inspired by The Woman in White, who is also known as the White Lady. In folklore and mythology, she is essentially a female ghost. The White Lady is often portrayed as a tragic figure who has lost a lover, and she is also seen as a harbinger of death in some cultures.

The “white ladies” in these photos are not apparitions, but they do have an otherworldly quality that fits in with the Halloween season.

Source: “White Lady (Ghost)” – Wikipedia

 

Weeki Wachee spring 10079u.jpg

Underwater view of a woman, wearing a long gown, floating in water
Underwater view of a woman, wearing a long gown, floating in water. Photograph by Toni Frissell at Weeki Wachee spring, Florida, USA, 1947. Public domain image.

 

Death plunge-The Awakening.jpg

By Leahtwosaints (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

woman plunging into water
Underwater photograph of a woman plunging to her death rather than face unwanted marriage, circa 1900.
The underwater photography exercise reminded me of the novel by Kate Chopin, “The Awakening”.
3 September 2002

 

Constant Puyo – Women in Veils c1900.jpg

Constant Puyo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

photo of two women wearing veils
Constant Puyo: Women in Veils, 1900s
Date: circa 1900
Source: http://flickr.com/photos/gatochy/286193388/sizes/o/

 

Amelia Van Buren, Woman draped in veil, ca. 1900.jpg

By Amelia Van Buren [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil
Profile portrait of woman draped with a veil. Photograph by Amelia C. Van Buren, ca. 1900.
Date: circa 1900

 

Sad Arcadia Child Under Veil.jpg

By D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

sad girl covered with a white veil
Arcadia Child
My photos that have a creative commons license and are free for everyone to download, edit, alter and use as long as you give me, “D Sharon Pruitt” credit as the original owner of the photo. Have fun and enjoy!
26 November 2006, 13:21

 

Loie Fuller cph.3b32532.jpg

By Falk Studio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 Loie Fuller standing, facing front; wearing large gown, with arms raised in shape of a butterfly
Loie Fuller standing, facing front; wearing large gown, with arms raised in shape of a butterfly.
1901
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