Anonymous (United States)
Group of five views of an old man--one a "spirit" photograph, four of him lying in repose.
Gelatin silver print, 1930s to 1940s
Spooky group of five views of a bearded man, more or less deceased (mostly more.) The images progress from a "spirit photograph" showing him in his death bed; to three that show him lying in repose on a bier; to the final view of the man in his coffin. The "spirit" photo may not have been done intentionally, but it is eerily apropos in this sequence, and very reminiscent of the intentional spirit photographs of the 19th Century. None of the images are signed or dated.

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Size:All are 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (10.5 x 6 cm.)
No. 26.17
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