I found this photograph at a flea market. Torn from the pages of someone's album, the inscription reads "My Little Pal, Elizabeth White, Age 1 1/2 years old"
I wonder if the photographer had any clue what a little demon Elizabeth White was. This picture, quite frankly, freaks the hell out of me. The starkness of the black and white are understood for the time, but there is something unsettling about the unkempt yard, the framing of the subject between the long shadows, and the demonic gaze of Elizabeth White.
What is wrong with Elizabeth's left leg? Why does it seem so small compared to her right leg?
This photograph has not been retouched. What would explain the eye-like dark splotches on the tree trunk over little Elizabeth's shoulder?
---could that be an open grave being dug by the house in the background?