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Old Weird America: Haunting Images

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Program Type: Lecture
Age: Adult

 

Haunting Images: Spirit Photography from the Civil War to WWI

Seeing is believing. In a 19th century America awash in civil strife, technical miracles, and outrageous frauds, the development of photography encompassed them all 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?

Thursday, October 24
*This session is two weeks later than normal
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Northside Library