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Imagining The Impossible: The truth about spirit photography

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Imagining The Impossible: The truth about spirit photography

Time: October 31, 2009 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Location: British Library
Street: Euston Raod
City/Town: London, NW1
Website or Map: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/even…
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: British Library
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2017

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Images of departed spirits, ghosts and ectoplasm captured on photographs became a huge sensation between the 1860s and 1930s. As spiritualist mediums and their many clients, and even establishment figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle, enthused about these apparently miraculous messages, others sought to uncover widespread fraud and trickery. An entertaining illustrated talk, especially for Halloween, by Gordon Rutter, Head of the Charles Fort Institute and scholar of strange experiences and anomalous phenomena.

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