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Spirits in the Albumen

William Mumler was a 19th century ghost photographer who was popular among spiritualists and other Americans seeking solace after the death of a loved one. BackStory, with help from Newspapers.com, looks at some of the individuals in front of and behind the lens to learn what they thought of spirit photographs at the time. View the full post on BackStory’s Exposure site.

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