Do you recognize the ghostly figure? Our cataloguer needs your help!

Here’s some info about our album of William H. Mumler’s spirit photographs. One in particular has had our cataloguer scratching her head since it’s been digitized.

The “ghost” in this image has a feathery headdress and is wearing draped fabric. Perhaps a depiction of a Native American? 

To produce these spirits, Mumler used a double exposure, and our cataloguer’s suspicion is that this figure comes from a popular painting or drawing from the time. This image was made between 1862 and 1875. Feel free to zoom in or download a high res for a closer look here.

Do you recognize it? 

Reblog, take a guess, let’s crack this cataloguing conundrum together!

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