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The Resource The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau

The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau

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The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost
Title
The apparitionists
Title remainder
a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost
Statement of responsibility
Peter Manseau
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer," William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling, including Mary Todd Lincoln, who arrived at his studio in disguise amidst rumors of seances in the White House. Peter Manseau brilliantly captures a nation wracked with grief and hungry for proof of the existence of ghosts and for contact with their dead husbands and sons. It took a circus-like trial of Mumler on fraud charges, starring P.T. Barnum for the prosecution, to expose a fault line of doubt and manipulation. And even then, the judge sided with the defense-nobody ever solved the mystery of his spirit photography. This forgotten puzzle offers a vivid snapshot of America at a crossroads in its history, a nation in thrall to new technology while clinging desperately to belief
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RECBX
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Manseau, Peter
Dewey number
  • 133.9/2
  • B
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not applicable
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LC call number
BF1027.M86
LC item number
M36 2017b
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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Narrated by Jefferson Mays
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  • Mays, Jefferson
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Mumler, William H
  • Mumler, William H
  • Photographers
  • Psychics
  • Spirit photography
  • Photographers
  • Psychics
  • Spirit photography
  • United States
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Label
The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501966569
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04854
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1005903155
  • (OCoLC)1005903155
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Label
The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, Peter Manseau
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501966569
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04854
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1005903155
  • (OCoLC)1005903155
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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