Seated man with spirit

Black and white glass slide showing a man sitting sideways on a chair, elbow resting over side of chair, with a spirit hovering at his left.
Title:
Seated man with spirit
NFSA ID:
1004000
Year:
1870
Category:
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A black-and-white glass slide showing a fashionably dressed man sitting sideways on a chair, elbow resting over the side, with a spirit hovering at his left.

This is a typical example of the photographer placing his subject to one side of the frame so that a spirit can be comfortably superimposed in the composition.

It's difficult to accept now that people believed these images to be genuine.