Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

As a Wiki Witch I can't really let the day pass without a note about today's picture of the day.  This one was created in 1892 to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the Salem witch trials.  The revisionism here is really delightful: an innocent defendant, clad in white, calls down divine lightning to smite her accusers.  Manacles spring open in the background while the prosecutor drops to the floor and the judges rise to their feet in amazement.

Possibly next year's Halloween featured picture will be one of the Édouard Manet illustrations for "The Raven."

Happy Halloween.

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