The Material Culture of Spirit

This is the reading for week three of my upcoming course “The Occult in Victorian Culture.” This article is a fascinating, well-illustrated piece about the material culture of spiritualism in Victorian England: It includes pictures of mediums, seances, spirit photos, ouija boards, etc.

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/ghosts-in-the-machines-the-devices-and-defiant-mediums-that-spoke-for-the-spirits/

 

Alleged Spirit Pictures from the 1880s (from Wikimedia Commons)

Alleged Spirit Pictures from the 1880s (from Wikimedia Commons)

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