(CREWE CIRCLE--WILLIAM HOPE & WILLIAM WALKER) 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
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.