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Fallis - The Big Four Spirit Photograph

“The Big Four”: Non-Exposed Photograph

A spirit photograph by Sylvanus W. Fallis that was produced from a sealed photographic plate on July 3rd, 1901 to February 14th, 1902. The photograph was never exposed to light or placed in a camera.

The back of the photograph states:

“THE BIG FOUR”
July 3rd 1901 to Feb. 14th 1902
Never exposed to the light.
This picture was obtained by the undersigned sitting alone for a period of 7 months with an unbroken box of I dox. 5×7 plates. The other eleven plates were blank.

Photograph ID: 2022.261.2213

Type: Cabinet Card

Date: February 14, 1902

Courtesy of: Michael McDowell Death Collection

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