A spooky collection of haunted dolls are scattered across the grounds of a Chicago museum.
In tune with the spirit of Halloween, the Chicago History Museum has released 15 dolls from its archives for its “Haunted Dolls and History’s Horrors” program.
The brave and the cheeky can look the various dolls in the eye, while learning about their historic connections to the city’s history.
“Each doll has lost its once playful nature and taken on an eerie personality, depicting – or twisting – some of the most unsettling and chilling tales in Chicago history,” the museum’s website says.
The dolls are placed in 13 different nooks and crannies of the museum, inviting museum visitors on a scavenger hunt to find them.
Visitors can meet Resurrection Mary, a decapitated biscuit doll dressed in blue with eyes that open and close. According to the museum, legend has it that it haunts motorists along Archer Avenue in southwest Chicago.
Another doll featured in the program is a clown puppet that was used in performances at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition held in Chicago.
The museum noted on its website that while the dolls represent the myths, legends, and events of the city, they are not specifically associated with the events.
The short-term exhibition will welcome museum visitors until November 6.