From Ossian Brown's exquisite collection of antique vernacular photographs of Halloweens past. Brown compiled his favourites of eerie found photos, all dating between 1875 and into a lovely new book titled Haunted Air. David Lynch wrote the introduction.
Gaelic: The Keening Woman ("bean caoinadh") was a professional mourner who sat through the night with the deceased, wailing and singing poetry for their safe passage. They were often paid for their services.