#Spookyarchives

October 31, 2017
Daniel Hartwig
Pumpkin carved by Stanford professor Matt Kahn

To celebrate Halloween the Archives has created #spookyarchives, a photo gallery of spooky/scary/macabre items from its holdings. Proceed if you dare...

 

 

 Jane and Leland Stanford's death masks from Stanford Objects Collection:

Death mask of Jane Lathrop Stanford, 1905

Leland Stanford death mask, 1893

 

Slate from seance purportedly written by spirit of Leland Stanford, Jr. from Stanford Objects Collection:

Slated produced during seance purportedly written by Leland Stanford, Jr.

 

Pumpkins carved by former Stanford professor Matt Kahn

Pumpkin carved by Stanford professor Matt Kahn

Pumpkin carved by Stanford professor Matt Kahn

Pumpkin carved by Stanford professor Matt Kahn

Pumpkin carved by Stanford professor Matt Kahn

 

Skulls in Leland Stanford Junior University Museum from Harry C. Peterson Papers:

Skulls in Leland Stanford Junior University Museum