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Psychic photograph, 1890s

Psychic photograph, 1890s

C038/7408

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METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Psychic photograph. Thoughtograph produced by British spiritualist Charles Lacey in the period 1894 to 1898. This is an albumen and gelatin silver print, with the ghostly figure of a human visible at centre. Spiritualists and psychics used the new medium of photography to produce such images that they claimed showed the effect or presence of human thoughts or spirits.

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