Here is an article I found to be very interesting, not only for its relevance to our class discussions on early photography techniques, but also to my obsession with all things ghostly. These pictures were taken by the “medium” William Hope. By using the now common technique of double exposure, Hope was able to capture the image of a dead loved one. Apparently Mr. Hope made a good amount of money on this trick, which he used around the early 20th c., and even after he was outed as a fraud, people still flocked to him to get their ghost pictures. Clearly, with our standards, the pictures are fraudulent, however, the same practice of communicating with those beyond the grave still exists, and as technology gets better, most likely so will the art of faking ghosts.