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The Mystery of Spirit Photography: The Lincoln Photo and Beyond

Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of American President Abraham Lincoln, had her photo taken in 1872. Behind her, there’s a faint, white, semi-transparent figure with an arm around her shoulder. Strikingly, it bears a resemblance to President Lincoln. However, President Lincoln had been assassinated seven years earlier in 1865. How can this be explained? The Lincoln ...

Mikel Davis

Engraved illustration of men surrounding Abraham Lincoln on his deathbed.