This is an alleged demonic entity captured on film during a seance in The medium involved was found dead a week later, with deep lacerations and both eyes gouged out. Others attending the seance suffered breakdowns or committed suicide.
I have a postcard of this image that reads: "Jimmy Armstrong The Clown, Clyde Beatty Circus, This photograph is by Bruce Davidson. However, on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website Davidson's photograph is labeled, "Clown and Circus Tent.
In the story, the color black and white is represented in many different ways. This picture symbolizes white as knowledge. This can be related to the different impacts light and dark had and the very different connotations they hold.