Related Links

Artists in the Exhibition
Margery the Medium
Harry Houdini
Contemporary Ghost Photographs


Artists in the Exhibition

Bill Armstrong
Armstrong's artist website

Carol Golemboski
A selection of Golemboski's series from the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Golemboski's faculty website at the University of Colorado, Denver

Marsching + Wheeler
Marching's interactive artist's website

Wheeler's faculty and artist webpage

Daniel Ranalli
A selection of Ranalli's work from DNA Gallery

Ranalli's faculty website at the BU Arts Administration Program

Jo Sandman
Jo Sandman's page on Arts Editor online

Chrysanne Stathacos
Chrysanne Stathacos's personal website

An interactive version of Stathacos's Aura Project

Thought-forms (1901), book by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
An online reproduction of the symbolism of colors and thought-forms, visual manifestations of specific emotions. See especially the fascinating illustrations and "The Meaning of Colors".  This book and its ideas were highly influential to early-twentieth-century artists.

Shannon Taggart
Shannon Taggart's personal website

PDN's portfolio of Taggart, who was named one of PDN's Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2001

Blind Spot portfolio of Taggart's work, featuring selections from her contemporary psychic community series

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
The vintage photographs and archival materials are generously loaned from the HRC for this exhibition. As their website states, "One of the world's finest cultural archives, the HRC houses thirty million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, and over 100,000 works of art."


The Haunted Museum -
Ghosts of the Prairie's Online Chronicle of Ghost Research
An extremely thorough introduction to all the various elements of Spiritualism, including lengthy articles on Conan Doyle, Margery, Houdini, ectoplasm, and spirit photography

The American Society for Psychical Research
As their website states, "The ASPR is the oldest psychical research organization in the United States. For more than a century, the ASPR has supported the scientific investigation of extraordinary or as yet unexplained phenomena that have been called psychic or paranormal. The ASPR was founded in 1885 by a distinguished group of scholars who shared the courage and vision to explore the uncharted realms of human consciousness, among them renowned Harvard psychologist and Professor of Philosophy, William James."
An extensive encyclopedia on all things occult
The online component of the Skeptical Inquirer magazine and the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal

California Museum of Photography
-online essay, "Momento Mori:Death and Photography in Nineteenth Century America," by Dan Meinwald
A wonderful essay on photography and the afterlife

Jack and Beverly's Spirit Photographs
A private collection of spirit photographs, including a concise history as well as very good bibliography and links

The American Museum of Photography, an online museum
The AMP's gallery of spirit photographs and a historical introduction

James Randi Educational Foundation
Randi is a well-known modern-day debunker of the paranormal, pseudo-scientific, and the supernatural. Following in the footsteps of Houdini, Randi's one million-dollar prize for proof of psychic ability remains unclaimed.

Margery the Medium

"The Medium and the Magician,"
an essay by Daniel Stashower for American History Magazine

Margery Pamphlet
A PBS special on Houdini, which features excerpts from Houdini's pamphlet on Margery

Harry Houdini

Houdini Historical Center
The Houdini Historical Center is located in Houdini's hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin

Houdini Versus the Spiritualists
by Bob King
An informative fan site, which includes many reproductions

Contemporary Ghost Photographs

A few contemporary sites that feature both "real" and "faked" photographs:

New England Ghosts
A website and links about New England ghosts

Ghost Research Society
Contains photographic examples of both unexplained and explainable ghost effects (such as lens flare, camera strap, and bugs)

International Ghost Hunters Society

Ghost Investigators

How to Create Fake Photos of Ghosts
A wonderful, even-handed approach, giving examples of typical common camera effects that produce ghost-like effects

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