The Birth of Spirit Photography

The Birth of Spirit Photopgrahy


Today we begin a three-part series in Spirit Photography by author PETER TOWNSEND. This week we look at how the Victorian era embraced photographing ghosts.


Ghostly ImagesIn the Victorian era photographing ghosts came to be known as spirit photography. Today, ghostly anomalies on photographs generate lively debate on the internet. Some people assert that these haunting images are authentic paranormal evidence of the return of the dead. In contrast, others will claim that they are merely random images, or even worse, crude and unconvincing fakes.


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  1. One of my all-time favorite spooky topics. The Metropolitan Museun of Art in New York had an exhibit a few years ago with some of the best from Europe and the States!

  2. Thanks for the information. The American Museum of Photography also has an interesting collection of Victorian spirit photographs. I will be making a reference to this museum in my third article in the series.

  3. Fabulous!

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