Newburyport Library presents- Secure the Shadow: Victorian Spirit and Post-Mortem Photography

Tuesday January 11, 2022

Newburyport – This program has been changed from in person to Zoom! Early photography had a magical quality, even for those who understood the science behind it. For many in the nineteenth century, the relationship between science and the supernatural was unclear. Sympathetic photographers and charlatans set up a brisk business “securing the shadow,” memorializing deceased loved ones or producing images purported to be from beyond the grave.

Join local historian and Museum of Old Newbury Director Bethany Groff Dorau on Tuesday, January 18th at 7 pm for an illustrated exploration of Victorian photography from the moment of death and beyond. This presentation is made possible by a partnership with The Museum of Old Newbury and will take place via Zoom.  Register via the Library website or by calling 978-465-4428 x242.

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