Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Later Era Spirit Photo

I've done posts about spirit photos in the past, particularly about their history and their Victorian era progenitor William Mumler. Spirit photos weren't just a thing of the Victorian era, however. Their popularity lasted into the 20th Century, and the above photo is an example from the turn-of-the-century or perhaps from the nineteen-teens. I love how you really have to look for the "spirit" in this photo. It's lack of obviousness gives it a very ethereal, ghostly quality.

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