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Photographing Phantoms—Part One
(issue #51)

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Photographing Phantoms—Part One
  • Snapshots of the Supernatural?
  • Speaking with Spirits
  • The Magic Window
  • Sprits Set the Stage
  • Mumler’s Ghost Factory
  • The Case Against William Mumler
  • Mumler’s Immortality

By Daniel Loxton. This issue’s cover features William Mumler’s photo of John J. Glover with the “spirit” of his mother, c. 1971. (J. Paul Getty Mu< seum.)

from the Introduction


In this issue, we’ll delve into the mystery of spirit photographs! When photography was invented, it seemed almost magical. This astonishing technology could capture a moment and keep it frozen forever. Photographs also showed people things they couldn’t see in everyday life, such as faint stars and distant lands. But could the magic of photography also reveal a hidden reality—a spirit realm of invisible ghosts?

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