3 Spooky Photos from the Vault

Posted by on Oct 31 2012 | Photography

Our assistant curator of photographs, Jessica Johnston sent over a few ghoulish photographs from our collection. History shows we’ve been spooking for hundreds of years…from the Eastman House Vault:

Unidentified Photographer Trick photo, decapitated man with bloody knife, head in hand ca. 1875 albumen print with applied color Museum Purchase


Unidentified Photographer Curious Photo ca. 1880 albumen print Gift of Alden Scott Boyer


William H. Mumler (1832 -1884, American) Spirit photograph - man with spirit of a woman who holds an anchor across his heart ca. 1865 albumen print carte-de-visite 9.5 x 5.6 cm. Gift of Harold Schuler




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    Lisa Kribs-LaPierre is the former Manager of Online Engagement at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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