Spirit Photography in ArtStor

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by

The Haunted Lane

The Haunted Lane, Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3a49425/

Did you know the Library brings you access to ArtStor, a digital library of more than 2 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences for teaching and research?

And just in time for Halloween, an ArtStor blog post about spirit photography in the mid-1800s to early 1900s: “But it looks so real! The parallel rise of photography and Spiritualism.” If you want to see more “ghostly images” in ArtStor, search spirit and narrow the classification to photography.

The Library of Congress also recently blogged about spirit photography: “A Ghostly Image: Spirit Photographs.”  You can find more in the Library of Congress’s online photos, prints, and drawings collections by searching spirit photographs or Halloween.


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