Spiritualism and Photography in the Civil War Era

This is author Peter Manseau discussing spiritualism and how photography was used in spiritualism in the Civil War era.

The video’s description reads, “Religion scholar and author Peter Manseau used a variety of images to discuss Spiritualism and it’s relationship to photography in the nineteenth century. Mr. Manseau is the author of The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost, which traces the rise and fall of spirit photographer William Mumler.”



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