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Hazelton – William White Spirit Photograph Advertisement
Banner of Light
June 14, 1873
An advertisement in the June 14th, 1873 edition of Banner of Light for a spirit photograph of William White by Benson C. Hazelton. Offered for sale by Colby and Rich are two sizes; Imperials for fifty cents and Carte-de-Visites for twenty-five cents. William White - Spirtualist and author, known for his book "The Life of Swedenborg".
Dr. Cargill & Spirit
Fredrick A. Hudson
March 25, 1875
An 1875 spirit photograph by Frederick A. Hudson featuring Dr. Cargill and a spirit. The back of the photograph bears the inscription “March 25th, 1875 / Mrs. Houghton, medium / Dr. Cargill / No. 10". Georgiana Houghton (1814–1884) - British artist and Spiritualist medium.
Katie B. Robinson & Spirit
William H. Mumler
An 1870s spirit photograph by William H. Mumler featuring the medium, Katie B. Robinson, and a spirit. The back of the photograph bears the inscription: The lady is a well-known medium, and when this picture was taken, was on her way to Lowell, Mass., to visit the family of the one represented on her picture, which was fully and unmistakably recgonized. Katie B. Robinson - Clarivoyant, trance and test medium based in Philadelphia, PA also known as "White Feather".
George Sutherland & Spirit of Sister
Fredrick A. Hudson
June 23, 1873
An 1873 spirit photograph by Fredrick A. Hudson featuring George Sutherland and the spirit of his sister. The back of the photograph bears the inscription "June 23rd, 1873 / His own mediumship / George Sutherland Esq. / The spirit is recognized by himself and his family as his sister.".
Man & 2 Spirits
An 1870s spirit photograph by an unknown photographer featuring an unidentified man and two spirits.
Woman & Spirit
An 1870s spirit photograph by an unknown photographer featuring an unidentified woman and a spirit.
Absent Baby & Spirit
An 1870s spirit photograph by an unknown photographer featuring a picture of an unidentified absent baby, next to a vase of flowers, and a spirit.
Hudson – Spirit Photographs Advertisement
April 15, 1872
An advertisement by Fredrick A. Hudson in the April 15th, 1872 edition of The Spiritualist for spirit photographs. The advertisement offers Carte de Visite photographs for 1 shilling each of his "best" spirit photographs.
Girl & 2 Spirits
An 1870s spirit photograph by an unknown photographer featuring an unidentified girl and two spirits.
Woman & Spirit of Child
F. M. Parkes
An 1875 spirit photograph by F. M. Parkes featuring an unidentified woman and the spirit of a child. The woman’s face has been obscured for unknown reasons. The photograph bears the inscription “Spirit-Child & Mother - Recognized / Prof Reeves” on the front and “Recognized” on the back.