Two men with a female spirit

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Creator: William Hope (1863 - 1933)
Date: c. 1920
Collection: National Media Museum Collection
Inventory no: 2002-5054/16/2
Blog: G is for ghosts... the birth and rise of spirit photography

The face of a younger woman appears between the men, surrounded in an ethereal-looking 'mist'.

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  1. Tobias K. 45 months ago | reply

    No smoke and no double exposure, I'd guess. But a long exposure and a moved torch of fire. Otherwise it would be quite astounding how precise the head is framed...

  2. artycrafty 45 months ago | reply

    I saw on this photo ,two man sitting side by side with intentionally space of composition prepared for where the spirit would appear.

  3. Tobias K. 45 months ago | reply

    But there are three faces - and one is badly overlapped... ;)

  4. jdrobinson2010 45 months ago | reply

    as a profesional in the area of spirits
    I would just like to note : this is not an authentic spirit , It is what was commonly used to promote the Idea of ghosts for profit in the 19th century .

    I will say ghosts , spirits , angels and demonds are real
    happy Hunting .

  5. (deaf mute) 45 months ago | reply

    wrote "I will say ghosts , spirits , angels and demonds are real"

    Pictures or it didn't happen. ;)
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    Seen in my recent comments. (?)

  6. l.u.p.e. [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    Like♥

  7. el_even 43 months ago | reply

    uhm...i'm sure that the woman was colled maria...........

  8. Meloearth.com (Cris Melo) 42 months ago | reply

    She needs to quit smoking.

  9. pmgart 42 months ago | reply

    Now I'm a believer, believer...

  10. analbreaker [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    oh.,.

  11. vip223 41 months ago | reply

    never mind is it or isn't it a ghost... is it or isn't it a woman??

  12. jdrobinson2010 41 months ago | reply

    I am sure it is not a ghost

  13. bedavafilmizle [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

    yes it seems to be doctored photo film izle

  14. snapdragon_3 15 months ago | reply

    An excellent example of the spirit photography held in such high regard by Victorian Spiritualists. But yes, it's probably faked! The ectoplasm (the spirit substance which issued from the medium's mouth) was no doubt added via double exposure or a similar method. But, as a modern day Spiritualist, I believe it was done with all good intentions to illustrate the continuity of existence after death.

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