ghost leaves in dark places,abandoned places,in our earth 30000000 ghosts leave,a curse around us
Just guessing ... memento mori photo (??). When photography was uncommon, bereaved relatives would often have just *one* image to remember their loved ones by. Arranging for a professional photographer sometimes took longer than was desirable and some photos would include painted on eyes (clearly, from this photo, some better executed than others). The deceased were also often posed, using stands and props, as though they were still alive.