A séance

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Creator: William Hope (1863 - 1933)
Date: c. 1920
Collection: National Media Museum Collection
Inventory no: 2002-5054/10
Blog: G is for ghosts... the birth and rise of spirit photography

The information accompanying the spirit album states that the table is levitating - in reality the image of a ghostly arm has been superimposed over the table- stand through double exposure.


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  1. qarameliiz 63 months ago | reply

    esta bella estaa toma!
    divinamente sutil! :D

  2. game1992 63 months ago | reply

    it's cute i love it..

  3. willweb 62 months ago | reply

    Awesome! Very good capture!

  4. Jo.Twist 61 months ago | reply

    I feel like dreaming.GREAT!

  5. Broksa De Mar 61 months ago | reply

    it`s so strange

  6. Lenamara [deleted] 61 months ago | reply


  7. One Vision Photography 60 months ago | reply

    wow nice pic
    so much old

  8. Sticky Ricks' 60 months ago | reply

    WOW! This is CREEPY....

  9. phantomsgf 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called mythical creatures and ghosts, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    this is awesomely scary! the HAAAAAND THE HAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!! O.O

  10. yingzz2010 [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

  11. TanyaMcConnell 58 months ago | reply

    Love these!!!!!!!!

  12. gutierrezbagg 57 months ago | reply

    Oooh scary... the ominous hand coming out of the floor that no one else in the picture seems to notice.

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  14. trippy88 54 months ago | reply

    Way strange also, creepy

  15. bedavafilmizle [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    seems as if the hand was later added to. erotik film izle

  16. dogsgomoo 42 months ago | reply

    Nearly 100 years later and people are still declaring "Wow! It's a real spirit."
    I suspect William Hope would be proud that his haunting and skilled craft is still reaching out from beyond his grave. ;)

  17. Ms.Haunted 37 months ago | reply

    looks like they are having a session round the talking bored. and this is the hand helping them along.

  18. grandma espo 23 months ago | reply

    They are using a Wigi board to communicate with the dead and the hand is giving them answers. Very interesting photo and directing by the photographer.

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