How do I do this?

I’m just wondering how I can layer the text over the image w/o using tables and divs, such as the webpage below:

w ww.susur.com/madelines/index.html
(there’s a space between the 2nd and 3rd w, otherwise they won’t let me post)

Here they probably used tables, but I don’t want to use tables or divs. Appreciate the help.

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