Spirit, Ghost and Psychic Photography

Christopher Webster

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary


The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of world photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century. It sets out to be the standard, definitive reference work on the subject for years to come.

Its coverage is global – an important ‘first’ in that authorities from all over the world have contributed their expertise and scholarship towards making this a truly comprehensive publication. The Encyclopedia presents new and ground-breaking research alongside accounts of the major established figures in the nineteenth century arena.

Coverage includes all the key people, processes, equipment, movements, styles, debates and groupings which helped photography develop from being ‘a solution in search of a problem’ when first invented, to the essential communication tool, creative medium, and recorder of everyday life which it had become by the dawn of the twentieth century.

The sheer breadth of coverage in the 1200 essays makes the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography an essential reference source for academics, students, researchers and libraries worldwide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography
EditorsJohn Hannavy
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-97235-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • history of Photography
  • 19th century
  • photography


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