A portrait photograph of two men, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. The face of a younger woman appears between the men, surrounded in an ethereal-looking 'mist'.
A portrait photograph of two men, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920.
The face of a younger woman appears between the men, surrounded in an ethereal-looking 'mist'. William Hope's spirit album photographs use double and triple exposure techniques to render the appearance of ghostly apparitions around the sitter.
Hope's work gained momentum in the aftermath of World War One, a time when many bereaved people were desperate to find evidence of loved ones living beyond the grave. Although his deception was publicly exposed by a private investigator, Harry Price (1881-1948), in 1922, Hope continued to practice.
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- The National Media Museum, Bradford
- National Science and Media Museum
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