Event

Imagining the impossible: The truth about spirit photography

31 Oct 2009

Event times

14.30 - 16.00

Cost of entry

£6 / £4 concessions. To book: T: 01937 546 546, or visit http://boxoffice.bl.uk

British Library

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Tube: Kings Cross, St. Pancras, Euston

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Images of departed spirits, ghosts and ectoplasm captured on photographs became a huge sensation between the 1860s and 1930s. As spiritualist mediums and their many clients, and even establishment figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle, enthused about these apparently miraculous messages, others sought to uncover widespread fraud and trickery. An entertaining illustrated talk, especially for Halloween, by Gordon Rutter, Head of the Charles Fort Institute and scholar of strange experiences and anomalous phenomena. For more information about the accompanying exhibition 'Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs' visit www.bl.uk/pointsofview

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