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Man with the spirit of his deceased first wife

Creator: William Hope (1863 - 1933)

Date: c. 1920

Collection: National Media Museum Collection

Inventory no: 2002-5054/02

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A woman's face appears in a 'misty' cloud to the right of the man - identified as that of his deceased first wife. Hope may have already held her photograph in his studio, or he may have asked the man to supply her photograph under the pretence of using the image to contact the spirit world.

 

The signature in the upper left hand corner is the sitter's, authenticating the plate.

 

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Taken circa 1920