Sunday, 6 December 2009

Duppy Conqueror

A quick blog on the run today. Hank's Dreams - link to left - has a prize collection of weird and wonderful images - here is one I've just nicked. Death seems to be looking for trouble here... The image dates back to 1863 and the photographer was someone called Henri Robin. Scary, huh? Continuing the spooky theme and with more reggae, here are the Wailers with Duppy Conqueror. A duppy is a Jamaican ghost if you didn't know.

6 comments:

jailhouselawyer said...

"A duppy is a Jamaican ghost". I didn't know that, thanks. I don't ever recall hearing the track either.

Petit fleur said...

Nice picture. Very strange.

downtown guy said...

Thank ya! That's a good one, huh?

JoJo said...

That's a nice bit of photographic manipulation for those early days!

Renegade Eye said...

The photography style is ahead of its time. Really good.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

C'mon mon, I tink I know what a duppy is.