Category Archives: 19th Century clairvoyance

Before photography was understood, people gave it supernatural powers

Above: Mary Todd Lincoln with the ghost of her husband. Do you know why all the victims of Jack the Ripper were photographed? At least partially because of an article in the British Journal of Photography which said that the … Continue reading

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Ghosts, speakers of the dead from the past in crime

SOMETIMES THE DEAD REALLY CAN TALK The connection between crime and the supernatural in nineteenth century England often had to do with the gulf between the dangerous classes and the newly emerging middle class. Jack the Ripper was as much … Continue reading

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