Vox: "William Mumler claimed he could photograph ghosts ... and no one could prove he couldn't"

THE STRANGE CASE OF WILLIAM MUMLER, SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHER recommended reading in Vox's Darkroom video series.

The story of the birth of spirit photography and the controversy surrounding its discovery

Vox Darkroom episode attempts to recreate William Mumler's famous photo, and recommends Louis Kaplan's The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer as further reading. 

Darkroom is a history and photography series that anchors each episode around a single image. Analyzing what the photo shows (or doesn’t show) provides context that helps unravel a wider story. 

Article at Vox.