Ep 43: Spirit Photography with author Peter Manseau

Peter Manseau, author of the book¬† The Apparitionists¬† ¬†talks to us about the history of William Mumler, the founder of so-called spirit photography and the manipulation of photographs during the American Civil War. Manseau’s book is sprinkled with the showmanship of P.T. Barnum, and ends with Mumler’s most famous client (you’ll have to read the book).

Works by Mumler: