Weird Vintage Untitled Document

In the late 19th and early 20th century, the Spiritualism movement was all the rage, and people sought out mediums to communicate with spirits.  

One of the most famous mediums of the day was Marthe Beraud (also known as Eva C. and Eva Carrière).  She was especially known for excreting a spiritual substance called “ectoplasm” through her nose, mouth, or ears, during seances.   These photos were taken in 1910.  She was debunked in 1922, much to the dismay of her supporter Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and her mysterious ectoplasm was found to be chiffon, gauze, and other lightweight fabrics.  (via)

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