Hope - Faceless Women and Spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle Spirit Photograph

Faceless Woman & Spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle

A 1931 spirit photograph by William Hope featuring an unidentified “faceless” woman and the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle, surrounded by ectoplasm.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) – British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Doyle had a longstanding interest in mystical subjects and remained fascinated by the idea of paranormal phenomena, even though the strength of his belief in their reality waxed and waned periodically over the years.

Photograph ID: 2022.344.1721

Photographer: William Hope

Type: Gelatin Silver Print

Year: 1931

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