Jun 11, 2020 - Sale 2536

Sale 2536 - Lot 280

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
A pair of spirit photographs, each showing the ghost of Margery Walker and her brother.
Silver prints, the images measuring 2 3/4x1 5/8 inches (7x4.1 cm.), the sheets 3 5/8x2 1/8 inches (9.2x5.4 cm.), the mounts slightly larger, each with the caption "This Photograph was taken with ONE exposure only." printed in red, on mount recto. Circa 1910

Additional Details

The Crewe Circle, a well-known spiritualist group, was associated with Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame. Outspoken and ardent in his beliefs, Holmes wrote a number of texts defending the practice. After William Hope, who founded and led the so-called Crewe Circle, was outed as a fraud, Holmes led his defense.