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Harry Price Library Collection

Senate Library, University of London

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Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Eleonore Zugun - 5

Eleonore Zugun - 5
Romanian peasant girl who manifested strange stigmata, at the onset of her stigmatic trance

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Mumler Photo 1870

Mumler Photo 1870
Photograph of Moses A Dow and the spirit of Mabel Warren

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Rudi Schneider Seance

Rudi Schneider Seance
Rudi Schneider (centre) - Austrian physical medium - and Harry Price (second right) re- enact their session - London

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Talking Mongoose House

Talking Mongoose House
The home of Voirrey Irving at Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : Voirrey stands with her father at the front door

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Harry Price in Lab

Harry Price in Lab
Psychical researcher and author, who used his knowledge of stage magic to expose phoney mediums, poltergeists and other scams, seen in his laboratory

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Houdini with Canister

Houdini with Canister
Harry Houdini with a canister from which he emerged while underwater

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Seance with Rudi Sch

Seance with Rudi Sch
Artists impression of a seance with Austrian medium Rudi Schneider at London, under the supervision of Harry Price : the reality was seldom if ever as dramatic as this

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Davenport Brothers

Davenport Brothers
Ira Davenport on the left, his brother William on the right : preparing to bind them inside their cabinet are Mr Fay and Mr Cooper, who will ensure that no trickery is involved

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Prices Ghost Kit

Prices Ghost Kit
Harry Prices ghost-hunting kit

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Harry Price in 1900

Harry Price in 1900
Psychical researcher, painted in 1900 before he had embarked on his career as exposer of phoney mediums and the like

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Duncan Ectoplasm 4

Duncan Ectoplasm 4
English medium Helen Duncan ejaculates a trailing flow of ectoplasm for Harry Price. It is very similar to cheesecloth in composition

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Margery and Ectoplasm

Margery and Ectoplasm
Margery, with her hands tightly clasped by sitters, nevertheless manages to exude ectoplasm from her nostrils

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Witches in Hayloft 1807

Witches in Hayloft 1807
Witches in a hayloft conjuring up all kinds of devils

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Sorcerer of Tivoli C1830

Sorcerer of Tivoli C1830
The Sorcerer of Tivoli, in the Tivoli Gardens, Paris, France

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Margery Crandon 6

Margery Crandon 6
Comparison of the thumbprint of Walter, control of American medium Margery, with that of a living Boston dentist - one of the dubious items which aroused suspicions of tricks

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Eleonore Zugun - 2

Eleonore Zugun - 2
Arm of Romanian peasant girl who manifested strange stigmata, investigated by Harry Price

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Cheesecloth

Cheesecloth
Ethel Beenham, Harry Prices secretary, demonstrates how a sheet of cheesecloth 2 metres by half a metre can be fitted into a deceiving mediums mouth or other orifice

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Photo by Boursnell

Photo by Boursnell
Image from a lantern slide used by Harry Price for illustrating spirit photography by Richard Boursnell (1832-1909). The sitter is unknown

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Duncan Ectoplasm 2

Duncan Ectoplasm 2
Medium Helen Duncan emits ectoplasm during a sitting for Harry Price

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Rahman Bey Buried 1937

Rahman Bey Buried 1937
RAHMAN BEY, self-styled Egyptian fakir, is buried alive at Carshalton, under the control of Harry Price : this is how he looked when the grave was opened

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Using Planchette

Using Planchette
A girl, blindfolded, uses the planchette with a pencil fixed in it, hoping to receive by automatic writing a message from the spirits in the beyond

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Marasco Stigmata - 2

Marasco Stigmata - 2
BERTHA MRAZEK, also known as Georges Marasco Belgian dual personality subject who displayed remarkable stigmata picture 2 of 3 - the legs

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Marasco Stigmata - 1

Marasco Stigmata - 1
BERTHA MRAZEK, also known as Georges Marasco Belgian dual personality subject who displayed remarkable stigmata picture 1 of 3 - the hands

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Crystal Gazing

Crystal Gazing
A client gazes into the crystal in search of revelations about her future destiny

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Palladino at Genova

Palladino at Genova
Eusapia raises a table while controlled by Morselli, at Genova, 12 July 1906 picture 2 of 2

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Firewalking / Adcock

Firewalking / Adcock
REGINALD ADCOCK, a volunteer, crosses the trench at Carshalton across which AHMED HUSSEIN had previously walked

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Paris Street Magician

Paris Street Magician
A Parisian street magician entertains the crowd, performing a trick with a member of the audience, or his assistant, and a large baton

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Braunau Seance Room

Braunau Seance Room
Austrian medium Rudi Schneider with investigators in the seance room at the Schneider home, Braunau

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Price, Joad at Brocken

Price, Joad at Brocken
Harry Price (right) and Professor C E M Joad at the Brocken, Germany, June 1932, investigating the mountains alledgedly magical features as part of the Brocken experiment

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Triple Image Photo

Triple Image Photo
Photograph by an unknown photographer, showing a sitter, perhaps with her parents on the Other Side

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Eleonore Zugun - 8

Eleonore Zugun - 8
Romanian peasant girl who manifested strange stigmata, with the countess Wassilo-Serecki who took her into her protection

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Houdini Fake Photo

Houdini Fake Photo
Houdinis amazingly unconvincing photograph of himself with Abraham Lincoln

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Sideric Pendulum

Sideric Pendulum
With the Sideric Pendulum you can learn the future and do all sorts of other amazing things

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Duncan Ectoplasm 3

Duncan Ectoplasm 3
Medium Helen Duncans head is covered with ectoplasm during a sitting for Harry Price

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Duncan Ectoplasm

Duncan Ectoplasm
Controversial English medium Helen Duncan emits a fine flow of ectoplasm for Harry Price. He will reveal it to be made of cheesecloth

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Handkerchief Knot Test

Handkerchief Knot Test
Test at the National Psychical Laboratory on Rudi Schneider the Austrian spiritualist physical medium. Here, a knot has allegedly been tied paranormally in a handkerchief

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Harry Price and Joad

Harry Price and Joad
Psychical researcher and author, investigating an allegedly haunted 16th century bed in Chiswick, with professor Joad, 15 September 1932

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Margery Seance - 4

Margery Seance - 4
Margery, in trance and her wrists held by sitters, exudes ectoplasm which spreads right across her face

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Rahman Bey Buried 1937

Rahman Bey Buried 1937
RAHMAN BEY, self-styled Egyptian fakir, is buried alive at Carshalton, under the control of Harry Price : he is helped out of his grave

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Houdini and Rope C1920

Houdini and Rope C1920
He examines a rope on which his life may depend

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Marasco Stigmata - 3

Marasco Stigmata - 3
BERTHA MRAZEK, also known as Georges Marasco Belgian dual personality subject who displayed remarkable stigmata picture 3 of 3 - on the body

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Duncan Ectoplasm

Duncan Ectoplasm
HELEN DUNCAN, tested by Harry Price, produces swathes of ectoplasmic material which closely resembles cheesecloth

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Duncan Materialisation

Duncan Materialisation
Helen Duncan, in her own home, produced a materialised figure while her hands are held by sitters

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Firewalking / Trench

Firewalking / Trench
Preparing the trench at Carshalton across which AHMED HUSSEIN and three volunteers, Adcock, Bold and Russell, subsequently walked

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Medium / Helen Duncan

Medium / Helen Duncan
HELEN DUNCAN In her own home, produces a materialisation of Peggy

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Medium / Helen Duncan

Medium / Helen Duncan
HELEN DUNCAN Duncan produces ectoplasm during a test by Harry Price

Background imageHarry Price Library Collection: Arundel Church

Arundel Church
Phantom priest photographed in the church at Arundel, Sussex


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