Details about The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost

In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America?s imagination. A ?spirit photographer,? William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling, including Mary Todd Lincoln, who arrived at his studio in disguise amidst rumors of séances in the White House.


The Apparitionists Posted March 19, 2018


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