1. “Spirit photography”—a practice that attempts to capture images of ghosts—emerged in the 1860s, coinciding with a rise in spiritualism in the United States.
2. Because photography was a misunderstood medium at the time, cunning photographers could trick ordinary citizens into believing that they could reveal the spirits around them.
5. Really, the “spirits” were a result of double exposures, image overlays, and other darkroom techniques.
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