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The symposium "Truth, Lies, and Photographs" was presented in conjunction with the exhibition Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, on view October 11, 2012, through January 27, 2013. In this talk, Louis Kaplan, Chair, Department of Visual Studies, and Professor of History and Theory of Photography and New Media at the University of Toronto, outlines the Mumler Spirit Photograph Case. William H. Mumler, a spirit photographer, claimed that he could photograph subjects with the spirits of their deceased relatives and friends. Mumler was eventually tried for fraud, resulting in a heavily debated trial. One of his more notable subjects included Mary Todd Lincoln, who was photographed with the spirit of her deceased husband, Abraham Lincoln.
Part Five of Seven
Recorded November 2, 2012
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James Nares: Street
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Nubie. Hémi-Spéos de Sébour. Pylônes
Palestine. Jérusalem. Mosquée d'Omar
Nubie. Ibsamboul. Partie septentrionale du Spéos d'Hathor
Vue du grand Sphinx et de la grande pyramide de Menkazeh (Mycerinus)
Profile du grande Sphinx, pris du Sud
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Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, recto TRC: "46"; inscribed in ink on mount, recto BL: "Egypte."; inscribed in ink on mount, recto BC: "Vue générale de Médinet-habou, prise de l'Est. (Thèbes)"; inscribed in ink on mount, recto BR: "No. 79.".
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (presumed); André Jammes, Paris; [Graphics International, Ltd., Washington, D.C.]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, September 1, 1978
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