Wednesday, June 25, 2003


In the eerie stakes, while the classic graveyard may cause pause, the old horse-drawn vehicle has always had some hold on boynton. (via Twists and Turns). They littered the regional folk-museum, these stark relics of another century, and boynton always felt slightly uneasy in their dark ricketty presence. Maybe because of the unhinged aspect - they summon the missing ghosts, the unharnessed horses. They are almost as chilling as all those headless dummies of country museums dressed in impossibly small waisted bustled dresses, or as maid weighed down by flat iron, or in a local mix of military nursing outfits. As a child, boynton learnt to run past these sinister dismembered exhibits without looking.
Some non-headless examples of the genre from Antique mannequins in museums. See also their Projects page.

Comments: haunting

In your "non-headless examples" link, one of those figures ain't no dummy - or as your friend would pronounce:'doo-may' but she does a very fine impersonation of one...btw...that graveyard gives me the creeps. I can only gaze for a couple of seconds before pressing the 'back' button!
Posted by Nora at June 26, 2003 07:07 PM

she fooled me.
maybe that's what I always feared.
Posted by boynton at June 27, 2003 12:38 PM

tut tut - too ready to beleive in ghosts, ghouls, hanged woman crying for help....AND HERE SHE IS!!
Posted by Averil at July 5, 2003 02:27 AM

And even more creepy
Posted by at July 5, 2003 02:55 AM

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