• Child “spirit” with photograph and figurine on table.
Artist/Maker: William H. Mumler (American, 1832 - 1884)
Place of origin: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date: 1862 - 1875
Medium: Albumen silver print
Temple of Hephaestus, a Greek temple lined with columns around all four sides. The temple has a plain pediment and is surrounded by grass and large succulent plants with pointed leaves. A man is sitting on the front steps of the temple, while a second man in a top hat stands along the side.
Artist unknown, Athens, about 1865 - 1880, albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum.
Colourisation from a albumen silver print. 1881, Yokohama, Japan, by Franz von Stillfried-Ratenicz. Courtesy of the Capital Collections
Image Caption: “A portrait of a Japanese soldier from the waist up. He is standing facing his left whilst wearing ornate armour consisting of a chest plate and chainmail undershirt. His hair is swept back and is dressed in a topknot.”