The (mostly) true story of ´ghost photography´

5/29/2022 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments


William Mumler claimed he could photograph ghosts ... and no one could prove he couldn’t.


In the mid-1800s, the development of exciting new forms of communication, like photography and the telegraph, was considered miraculous. This technology also coincided with a new religious movement becoming popular in the US and Europe: spiritualism. Spiritualists believed that, through the use of a medium, contact with the dead was possible. During the bloody American Civil War (1861-1865), belief in Spiritualism grew.


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