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Photographing the After Life: Victorian Spirit Photography

  • Steampunk World's Fair 121 Centennial Avenue Piscataway Township, NJ, 08854 United States

Creepy Girl Travel's JR Pepper (@girlduality) will be giving a delightful panel on one of her favorite lecture topics at the Steampunk World's Fair!

Us other Creepy Girls are located all over the world and very jealous we can't be there for this event. If you're in the area please go for us!

If a photographer told you he could take a picture of your deceased loved one, would you believe him? Back in the 1860’s, many people did. Hundreds of people believed that photographers like William Mumler were capable of taking photographs of ghosts, proving that there was a means to communicate with the spirit world. Spirit photography had many critics as well including the infamous P.T. Barnum — who even spoke at a trial to prove that it was a huge fraud — but still people believed in Mumler’s “ghosts.”
The panel will discuss the height of spirit photography as well the influential Spiritualism movement and explore the methods of creating “ghosts” from back in the day.

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