Tag Archives: trick photography

A Devilish Discovery in Photography

What better way to begin this year’s Halloween post than with an engraving of the devil making a daguerreotype? I love seeing the tail on the devil, and that on his scribe and on his reclining sidekick. Here is the devil making a daguerreotype of Madrid, Spain, and not of Madrid, Georgia, but I’m sure […]

Look out! It’s Spirits, Bodiless Heads, and Mr. Death of Georgia

The spirits of the dead, who stood In life before thee, are again In death around thee, — from Spirits of the Dead, by Edgar Allen Poe http://tinyurl.com/k7me6ps Woman With Daisies & Spirit, ca. 1875, tintype by unidentified photographer; Courtesy Wm. B. Becker Collection / www.photographymuseum.com Last year my first Halloween-related post appeared on this blog at […]