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OLD WEIRD AMERICA / Haunting Images Thurs, Oct 24, at 6pm @ Northside Library

Do you believe in ghosts? Seeing is believing.  In a 19thc America awash in civil strife, technical miracles, and outrageous frauds, the development of photography encompassed all 3 in the practice of capturing “ghosts” on film. Was spirit photography proof of life after death, as so many longed to believe—or the mere humbug of an opportunistic entrepreneur? Come see and hear the fascinating story of this curious phenomenon, presented by historian Cathy Polovina.