Armistice Day Spirit Photos- Fakes, Frauds and Hoaxes- Ada Emma Deane was a cleaning lady until she became involved with spiritualism, and was encouraged to develop her psychic abilities. Her interest in spiritualism was almost as a hobby, until one day in June 1920, when she produced her first spirit photograph.Almost straight away her spirit photos developed a signature look; floating disembodied heads would appear on or near her subjects. These heads apparently held a very close likeness to the subjects lost loved ones.Controversy surrounding these photos developed swiftly, due to the fact Ada Deane would have to hold the photographic plates in order to ‘pre-magnetise’ them. Skeptics saw this is a means for her to perform some trickery and tamper with the undeveloped plates.“Control of the experiments is … so unsatisfactory that at present it is impossible to arrive at any conclusions of value” - American Journal of The Society for Psychical Research vol 15 1921.The following year, Ada started on her famous series of Armistice Day photographs. At approximately 11am, for three successive Armistice days (Nov 11), Deane would take a photograph of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Cenotaph itself a empty tomb, a monument to all british servicemen who died in world war 1 (specifically, but also used to memorialise all those who fell in all wars british servicemen have fought).During the two minutes silence to commemorate these dead, Ada Emma Deane would take her photo of the Cenotaph and, upon development, the ghostly faces of dozens of spirits were present. These faces were supposedly the faces of many of the soldiers who fell in battle, and soon newspapers would eagerly await the Armistice Day occasion… not just to honour the dead but to publish Deanes now world famous Armistice Day photos.It was the 1924 Armistice Day photo that got the most attention. With newspapers anticipating the latest photo, many had bid for the rights to reproduce it on the front page. The Daily Sketch won the bid and duly published it on 13 November.Two days later, The Daily Sketch once again posted the photo, but this time flanked with head shots of boxers and well known football players. The title read ‘How The Daily Sketch exposed “Spirit Photography”.The Topical Press Agency stated that the ‘spirit photos’ were reproductions of the agencies photos of still living sportsmen.Many called Ada Deane a fraud and charlatan who perpetrated “”a cruel fraud designed to deceive credulous people and bereaved relatives of the glorious dead.” (The Daily Sketch).Many defended Deane claiming that they failed to see the resemblance to the sportsmen or that the pictures were too blurry to make an accurate comparison. Deane herself stated that she would not have chosen to have used the faces of famous people if she was to fraudulantly produce the spirit photos.Deane presented her self, her method and her photos for testing, but results were never conclusive. Although she was able to produce her spirit photos under semi-controlled environments, none could be stated as evidential of true spirit photography.Deane continued to make a living as a spirit photographer, but her 1924 Armistice Day photo was the last one she took on the occasion.Ashley Hall 2012Picture: Daily Sketch front page denouncing Deane as a fraud.Inset Upper: Another of Deanes photographsInset Lower: Ada Emma Deane
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important character development questions

  • under what circumstances do they lick a thing to claim it as their own
  • what are their feelings, hypothetical or otherwise, regarding the High School Musical series
  • whose face(s) would they draw dicks on in sharpie if they saw them passed out on a couch at a party
  • what would their reaction be to seeing Frozen in theaters and witnessing Hans doing the douchebag thing
  • i dunno where to go from here; i made this post solely for the HSM one


do u ever see someone reALLY cute in public and you just kinda ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


There’s a hole in my lawn and evidently Welly just discovered it’s perfectly dog shaped




i wonder if actors ever get their scripts and are like

well this is fucking stupid







How to cover up tattoos!
use a red lipstick covering the outlines
pat on a light concealer, using a setting powder
pat on your skin tone concealer, and clean up any mistakes using baby wipes to remove excess concealer
use a fluffy brush and smooth it out with foundation powder.

we don’t usually reblog/post cosplay stuff, but a friend pointed it out to me and i haven’t seen it elsewhere SO maybe it can help someone!

Useful for cosplay AND if you’re applying for a job that views tattoos as ‘unprofessional’. 

Also good for hickeys

This just seems useful for any purpose so here you go