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Spirit Photographs--Hudson, Frederick (and others)
ALBUM OF 29 PHOTOGRAPHS. [C.1872]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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16
Spirit Photographs--Hudson, Frederick (and others)
ALBUM OF 29 PHOTOGRAPHS. [C.1872]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Spirit Photographs--Hudson, Frederick (and others)
ALBUM OF 29 PHOTOGRAPHS. [C.1872]
4to (280 x 230mm.), 29 albumen print photographs, comprising 24 mounted on card (103 x 76mm.), 2 unmounted (103 x 76mm.), and 3 cartes-de-visite including one by Frederick Hudson, captioned and signed by his medium Georgiana Houghton on the reverse ("...I was seated in the place where the figure appears, but my face was in the opposite direction - I am invisible and the spirit is apparent...") and dated April 4th 1872, inserted in blank leaves, also with three related press cuttings, contemporary green roan-backed cloth boards, upper cover stamped in gilt 'Scrap Book', spine worn with loss, covers bowed, some wear
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Catalogue Note

A STRIKING COLLECTION OF EARLY SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHS. The majority of the photographs are evidently the work of a single photographer and are highly reminiscent of known photographs by F.M. Parkes. They are typical of "spirit photographs" produced in the late 1860s and early 1870s by manipulating collodion wet plates: "the photographs render the apparitions more diffusely, as though the spectral form had materialised short of the camera's range of focus" (John Harvey, Photography and Spirit (2007), p.87).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London