An impoverished artist uses his own wife as a model, but before e can complete the painting, she dies of malnutrition. The portrait remains unfinished until he comes across another woman who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife. He asks her to help him finish the picture and she falls in love, but is jealous of the love he still feels for her. After she leaves him, she learns that he has gone blind.
It was only an intimate thing of paint and canvas but it was the "ghost of yesterday" that stood between her and the man she loved. Emotions surging to the surface- a few rapid strokes of the knife- and the thing was done. (Print Ad- Warsaw Daily Times and Northern Indianian ((Warsaw Ind)) 6 May 1921)
Did You Know?
Four out of six reels of this film survive. The last two reels are missing in their entirety, but some fragments of reel six survive. All of this material exists in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. See more