Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fact of the Day: Lincoln Ghost

While stories of Lincoln's ghost in the White House have been numerous, there was even a story of a photo of his spirit. A man named William H. Mumler apparently took a picture of Mary Todd Lincoln with the ghost of her husband. However Mumler was quite well known for taking ghostly photos, but P.T. Barnum went after him and ruined his career after artificially making his own ghost pictures. 

12 comments:

Cloudia said...

stuff like that was an industry back then....


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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

OMG nothing has changed so far....

Bob Bushell said...

Whoops!

Mary Kirkland said...

How funny.

Moscow Blogger said...

thanks for shearing

Anna-Alina said...

It's real? I would think that this is photoshop, but then phooshop doesn't exist.

Pat Hatt said...

lol worth a shot I suppose

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I´m becoming to be worried about this fact...Kisses:)

Al Penwasser said...

Wouldn't it have been hilarious if the picture of Lincoln's ghost was grabbing himself a handful of one of Mary's boobies?
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stephen Hayes said...

Unfortunately, many people were duped by what turned out to be double exposures.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Easier to be fooled back then