William Mumler

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Boo! Don’t Look Now, But I See a Ghost

Mrs. Chapin oil merchant & his spirit wife & babe recognized / William H. Mumler

In the 1860s, an era fascinated with spiritualism—spirits, the supernatural, messages from the Great Beyond—a small-time engraver named William Mumler realized he could apply the latest technology of his day, photography, to create “spirit photographs.” Almost a visual séance, Mumler’s… More»

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      From South Pole explorers to trusty companions, dogs throughout art history are just barking adorable. 

      #NationalDogDay

      Vida, about 1912, Herbert G. Ponting. J. Paul Getty Museum.
      Shepherd with His Dog, about 1795, Johann Jakob Wilhelm Spangler. J. Paul Getty Museum.
      Gravestone of Helena, about A.D. 150 - 200, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
      Vessel with Youths and Their Dogs, about 490 B.C., Kleophrades Painter. J. Paul Getty Museum.
      Dogs, about 1250 - 1260, Unknown. English. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      08/26/14

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