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W. T. Stead & Spirit

A 1900s spirit photograph by an unknown photographer featuring W. T. Stead and a spirit, with flowers. Written on the photograph is “The plant was less than a quarter that size”.

William Thomas Stead (1849 – 1912) – British newspaper editor who and pioneer of investigative journalism. A vocal supporter of Spiritualism, he promoted spirit photography, championed the causes of various mediums, and established the “Julia Bureau” for communications between the bereaved and their loved ones.

Photograph ID: 2023.16.2524

Type: Cabinet Card

Period: 1900s

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