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Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

A Ghostly Image: Spirit Photographs

Posted by: Kristi Finefield

Can you take a photograph of a ghost? Will a spirit pose for your camera? Looking at “spirit photographs” from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, you might be tempted to answer, “Yes”! Claims of capturing a spirit with the camera lens were made as early as the 1850s, when photography was relatively new to the world.  …