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Victorian 'Spirit Photographs'. Album of 29 photographs by Frederick Hudson and others. The majority of the photographs are evidently the work of a single photographer and are highly reminiscent of known photographs by F.M. Parkes. They are typical of "spirit photographs" produced in the late 1860s and early 1870s by manipulating collodion wet plates: "the photographs render the apparitions more diffusely, as though the spectral form had materialised short of the camera's range of focus" (John Harvey, Photography and Spirit (2007), p.87).
Auction Sotheby's London, 11 July 2017 (viewing 7-10 July)
English Literature & History, Lot 16
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