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9780544745971

The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost

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In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized Americas imagination. A "spirit photographer," William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling. Peter Manseau brilliantly captures a nation wracked with grief and hungry for proof of the existence of ghosts and for contact with their dead husbands and sons.

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Marion Public Library 133.92 MAN (Text)
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1001 . ‡aManseau, Peter, ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe apparitionists : ‡ba tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost / ‡cPeter Manseau.
264 1. ‡aBoston : ‡bHoughton Mifflin Harcourt, ‡c2017.
300 . ‡axi, 335 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c22 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references.
505 0. ‡aPart I: The black art -- Procure the remedy at once and be well -- Love and painting are quarrelsome companions -- Ties which death itself could not loose -- A palace for the Sun -- I thought nobody would be damaged much -- A lounging, listless madhouse -- My God! Is it possible? -- She really is a wonderful whistler -- No shadow of trickery -- A craving for light -- Part II: Philosophical instruments -- The message department -- A big head full of ideas -- Chair and all -- Did you ever dream of some lost friend? -- War against wrong -- Whose bones lie bleaching -- Part III: Humbugged -- All is gone and nothing saved -- A favorite haunt of apparitions -- The spirits do not like a throng -- The tenderest sympathies of human nature -- Weep, weep, my eyes -- Are you a spiritualist in any degree? -- An old, moth-eaten cloak -- By supernatural means -- Figura vaporosa -- They paid their money, and they had their choice -- Those mortals gifted with the power of seeing -- Part IV: Image and afterlife -- Calm assurance of a happy future -- The Mumler process.
520 . ‡a In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized Americas imagination. A "spirit photographer," William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling. Peter Manseau brilliantly captures a nation wracked with grief and hungry for proof of the existence of ghosts and for contact with their dead husbands and sons.
60010. ‡aMumler, William H.
650 0. ‡aPhotographers ‡zUnited States ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aPsychics ‡zUnited States ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aSpirit photography ‡zUnited States ‡xHistory ‡y19th century.
60017. ‡aMumler, William H. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst00439384
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650 7. ‡aPsychics. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01081230
650 7. ‡aSpirit photography. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01130051
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77608. ‡iOnline version: ‡aManseau, Peter, author. ‡tApparitionists ‡dBoston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017 ‡z9780544745988 ‡w(DLC) 2017021898
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