Saturday, February 21, 2009

This is a 19th century English theater poster of an actress named Mrs. Stanley, portraying Ulin the demon of fire. This must be the most cheerful demon I've ever seen. She looks more inclined to invite me for tea than steal my immortal soul.

I love the skull motif on her dress; it makes me think of the Hindu goddess Kali. If Mrs. Stanley were a bit more dour or mysterious, I think she'd make an interesting, Frida Kahlo-inspired Death card.

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