Thursday 30 October 2014

PRONI gets in the spirit for Hallowe'en

To celebrate Hallowe'en, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland's document of the month for October is a set of four Spiritualist photographs taken in the 1930s.

PRONI’s Alan Robertson explains: "These photographs show 'spiritualist manifestations' surrounding people who were involved in a séance. These manifestations appear as 'faces' surrounded by white mist known as 'ectoplasm’. This was considered to be the spirit taking form in the material world.

The photographs were found within the records of Lieutenant Colonel E. J. Gordon Tucker. PRONI ref: D3122/4/4/A-L. For more details and to view the photos, see PRONI's website.