Man with the spirit of his helper

Creator: William Hope (1863 - 1933)

Date: c. 1920

Collection: National Media Museum Collection

Inventory no: 2002-5054/5

Blog: G is for ghosts... the birth and rise of spirit photography

 

The image of a young man's face appears prominently over the man, draped in a cloak. The signature at the base of the image belongs to the sitter.

 

The man had links with the person who compiled the spirit album, and he gave the photograph to her as a keepsake. He apparently recognised the young man's face.

 

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Taken circa 1920