Two women with a spirit

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Creator: William Hope (1863 - 1933)
Date: c. 1920
Collection: National Media Museum Collection
Inventory no: 2002-5054/14
Blog: G is for ghosts... the birth and rise of spirit photography

The face of a young woman appears over the woman on the right of the photograph. The reverse of the photograph reads: 'Why is the child always pushing to the front?' and 'Do we get messages from the higher spirits?' - perhaps questions the women wanted answering. One of the sitters, at Hope's request, has signed the plate for authentication.


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  1. The Green Medusa 73 months ago | reply

    No, not same woman can see the "young woman"'s eyes glowing above the woman swathed in spirity gauze. See them?

  2. Ezequiel Franco [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    This is true? or...? fake? o.o

  3. ƒenk 69 months ago | reply

    since there are a set of photos that got the ghost in.. so yeah
    its FAKE!

  4. xiong_maririn 69 months ago | reply

    same peopla???? I feel

  5. lil' Hippe Chick 101 69 months ago | reply

    exposure you guys!!!!!! it messes the pictures up!!!

  6. Grace Scicluna 66 months ago | reply

    I see 3 faces not 2. Now if its authentic or not im no expert but yes spirits exists

  7. Pirate Braveheart (William Irwin) 66 months ago | reply

    YES.... same woman...... however..... not same picture. I would bet the photographer took a few and then did his magic.... but it is the same lady...

    Im a graphic designer and I use photoshop all the time... particularly for photomanipulations for covers of business proposals... Its ashame these tricky photographers didnt have computers and digital photography when they were pulling the wool of the eyes of the gullable.

  8. Pirate Braveheart (William Irwin) 66 months ago | reply

    and I am not questioning the existance of spirits, ghosts, and other forms of paranormal energy... but I am just pointing out the obvious of these interesting and amusing photographs.

  9. funk_so_bravo 65 months ago | reply

    Awesome Picture
    Ver Well Composed

    My Photostream

    We would love to have you in our group

  10. nur_moo_* 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nur Moo's room_* (solo su invito), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Mari & Ane HandMade 59 months ago | reply

    are woman?
    i dont think...

  12. Ezequiel Franco [deleted] 59 months ago | reply


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  15. bedavafilmizle [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

    woman's probability of being there is really creepy. yerli film izle

  16. mahouni abdou 43 months ago | reply

    it's look like she is the same woman,maybe just a reflet of the camera..

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