A photograph of a man and two women, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. Two faces appear around the group - one, an elderly person, and the other that of a younger woman shrouded in a cloak.
A photograph of a man and two women, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920.
Two faces appear around the group - one, an elderly person, and the other that of a younger woman shrouded in a cloak. William Hope's spirit album photographs use double and triple exposure techniques to render the appearance of ghostly apparitions around the sitter.
Hope's work gained momentum in the aftermath of World War One, a time when many bereaved people were desperate to find evidence of loved ones living beyond the grave. Although his deception was publicly exposed by a private investigator, Harry Price (1881-1948), in 1922, Hope continued to practice.
- Object Number:
- visual and verbal communication
- The National Media Museum, Bradford
- Permanent collection
- National Science and Media Museum
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.