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Man & Spirit
Fredrick A. Hudson
1870s
An 1870s spirit photograph by Fredrick A. Hudson featuring an unidentified man in a trance and a spirit in a cloth. The photograph bears the inscription "Copyright F. Hudson" on the front and "No. 22" on the rear.
Arthur H. C. & Spirit of Princess Sophia
William M. Keeler
1900s
A 1900s spirit photograph by William M. Keeler featuring Arthur H. C. and the spirit of Princess Sophia. The back of the photograph bears the inscription: Arthur H. C. Photo by Keeler _____ by A.R.C. Sophia - Electress of Hanover Daughter of James I of Eng + VI of Scotland Sophia of Hanover (1630-1714) - German princess who was next in line for the English and Irish thrones after King William III, due to her Protestant faith. Her son, George I, later became the first British monarch from the House of Hanover. Sophia was also a patron of the arts and had intellectual interests.
Man & Spirit
William M. Keeler
September 25, 1909
A 1909 spirit photograph by William M. Keeler featuring an unidentified man and a spirit. The back of the photograph bears the inscription “Sept 25/09”.
Woman & Spirit
James A. Bostwick
1893
An 1893 spirit photograph by James A. Bostwick featuring an unidentified woman and a spirit. The back of the photograph bears the inscription "Bostwick / 98 Sixth Ave / New York".
Man & Spirit
William M. Keeler
1910s
A 1910s spirit photograph by William M. Keeler featuring an unidentified man and a spirit. The back of the photograph bears the inscription "Spirit of good ghost / Keeler medium".
Luther Parks & Spirit
William H. Mumler
1863
An 1863 spirit photograph by William H. Mumler featuring Luther Parks and the spirit of a child. The back of the photograph states the spirit is his nephew but that appears to be a misprint in reference to another spirit photograph Parks had taken. The back of the photograph bears the inscription: PORTRAIT OF MR LUTHER PARKS, of Boston, U.S.A. The figure is recognized by himself and his family, as that of a deceased Nephew. See "Spiritual Magazine" for January & Feb. 1863. The Spiritual Magazine describes the photos as follows: The next is a portrait of Mr. Luther Parks, an elderly gentleman, well known in this city, sitting with his hat on. The spirit in this picture is entirely…
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
1870s
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.".
Woman & Spirit of Child
F. M. Parkes
1875
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 "The Same Child - Prof Reeves" on the front and "Recognized" on the back.