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Spirit Pictures Advertisement
Banner of Light
January 9, 1875
An advertisement in the January 8th, 1875 edition of Banner of Light for spirit pictures. Offered for sale by Colby and Rich are photographs of Katie King and Vashti, "The Spirit Indian Friend of Mrs. J. H. Conant". This is related to a photograph seen here.
Mrs. J. H. (Fanny) Conant & Spirit of Vashti
William H. Mumler
1870s
An 1870s spirit photograph by William H. Mumler. The photograph features the medium Mrs. J. H. (Fanny) Conant and the spirit of Vashti, the spirit of a Piegan girl who often appeared to Conant during spiritualist seances. Frances Ann Conant (1831 – 1875) - Also known as J. H. Conant, was an American spiritualist medium. She was often featured in The Banner of Light.
Mrs. J. H. (Fanny) Conant & Spirit
William H. Mumler
1870s
An 1870s spirit photograph by William H. Mumler featuring the medium Mrs. J. H. (Fanny) Conant and a spirit. Frances Ann Conant (1831 – 1875) - Also known as J. H. Conant, was an American spiritualist medium. She was often featured in The Banner of Light.
Mumler – Spirit Photographs Advertisement
Banner of Light
August 5, 1871
An advertisement by William H. Mumler in the August 5th, 1871 edition of Banner of Light. The photographs can be purchased for 25 cents (apx. $6.10 in 2022) and a "beautiful specimen sent to any address".
Mumler – “Proof of Spirit Identity”
Banner of Light
August 17, 1872
A correspondence from Mrs T. B. Cranz printed in the August 17th, 1872 edition of Banner of Light endorsing spirit photographer William H. Mumler and slate medium Dr. Slade. Cranz states she went to the slate medium and received a message from her deceased relatives. The slates directed her to go to Mr. Mumler so that they could reveal themselves. After sitting with Mumler she recognized two of the spirits in the photograph which she stated were "proofs of spirit communication".
Buguet – “Attempt to Crush Out Spiritualism in France”
Banner of Light
July 10, 1875
An article from the July 10th, 1875 edition of Banner of Light on spirit photographer Édouard Isidore Buguet. The article describes how Buguet was caught producing fraudulent photos and he has since "turned against Spiritualism and reputed his mediumship". Buguet also accuses persons, Leymarie and Firman who deny the allegations.
Mrs. J. H. (Fanny) Conant & Spirit of Brother
William H. Mumler
1870s
An 1870s spirit photograph by William H. Mumler featuring the medium Mrs. Jennie H. (Fanny) Conant and the spirit of her brother, Charles H Crowell. Frances Ann Conant (1831 – 1875) - Also known as J. H. Conant, was an American spiritualist medium. She was often featured in The Banner of Light.
Mrs. J. H. (Fanny) Conant & Spirit Arms
William H. Mumler
1870s
An 1870s spirit photograph by William H. Mumler featuring the medium Mrs. Jennie H. (Fanny) Conant and spirit arms with falling flowers. Frances Ann Conant (1831 – 1875) - Also known as J. H. Conant, was an American spiritualist medium. She was often featured in The Banner of Light.