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    Spirit-photograph Carte-de-Visite of John Nesbit A rare spirit-photograph by Mumler. This subject is identified as John Nesbit, no doubt being attended to by the apparition of his dead wife. Imprint by Mumler of Boston, famous for his haunting portraits that featured the "ghosts" of dead spouses, which he sold as genuine. Particularly well known is Mary Todd being visited by the dead Abraham Lincoln, one of the great hoaxes in 19th century photography. A fun association item.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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