Darlings, you know that I love to share little treasures with you from time to time. This one comes to us courtesy of our resident Scary Things expert, Acadia Einstein. Digging around in the dusty archives of Superficial Gallery Headquarters, Acadia unearthed a collection of ghostly trading cards that date from at least the founding of the Gallery back in 1928. I was fortunate enough to trade a little paranormal expertise in exchange for this card featuring the tragic Penny Castle, resident ghost of the Donovan Hotel. Of course my first thought was to share it with you, dear readers. Penny, known throughout society circles in post-WWII New York City as the wild and headstrong heiress to the Castle fortune, disappeared one night during the Donovan’s annual Halloween soirée and was never seen again. Never seen again, that is, until her ghostly figure first appeared in the hotel lobby in 1949. Since then, hotel staff and guests regularly report encountering Penny’s presence, particularly on nights of grand fêtes and other celebrations. Penny is always described as looking to the Donovan’s massive Art Nouveau hotel doors, as if waiting for someone to appear. Do be sure to visit Superfical Gallery to view another trading card from beyond, featuring the spectrel docent of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
– Blood, Boneyards, and Other Scary Things
Categories: Art & Inspiration, Paranormal Activities
Why that looks amazing!
Yes, the craftsmanship is rather…other-worldly? I hope you decide to share a few more!
That’s really interesting! I’m into ghosts and hauntings…that’s really a cool post!
– Ghostly World
I’m glad you liked it, Corky. Acadia found a whole series of them – I’m trying to talk him into letting us see the rest. 🙂
Nice! It’s always fun to read about ghosts for me…but I’d hate the think that’s what death is like…lingering around silently 😛
Yikes. Anyways, thanks again for all these wonderful posts, Eva!
I like that Eva ghost it is hauntingly awesome
Thank you, Jim. It’s nice to see you again!
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Love these old-fashioned paperback covers…
Oooo, reposted. Hooray!
Quite a tasty little morsel, I love a good ghost story!
Awww, thank you, Ms. deGravelle. I can’t wait to see which ghost turns up next. 🙂