Hope - Jean and Arthur Conan Doyle Spirit Photograph

Jean & Arthur Conan Doyle & Spirit

A 1920s spirit photograph by William Hope featuring Arthur Conan Doyle and his 2nd wife Jean Elizabeth Leckie and a spirit face. The photograph features Arthur Conan Doyle’s initials in the top right.

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: 2020.344.1032

Photographer: William Hope

Type: Gelatin Silver Print

Period: 1920s

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