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Book Talk: The Apparitionists

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $5
apparitionists

Following the trauma of the Civil War, the intersection of mourning on a national scale with the new technology of photography gave rise to a chilling phenomenon: “spirit photography,” the supposed art of capturing departed loved ones on film. Author and curator of religion at the National Museum of American History, Peter Manseau, shares the story of infamous spirit photographer William Mumler, the fraud allegations that haunted him, and a nation grasping for the promise of the afterlife.

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Date:
October 24
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-the-apparitionists-tickets-36904624726

Venue

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Organizer

Brooklyn Historical Society
Phone:
718-222-4111
Email:
Website:
brooklynhistory.org