This old lady can't use her hands too well, but she created this album to remember better days. Spirit photography was very popular toward the end of the 19th century. If you google spirit photographs you'll see lots of them, and very fakey they are, too. I wanted the photographs in the book to look fake also, though my old lady believes in them completely. It's hard to read her margin notes, so I'll add them under the pictures.
Right: "Monsieur Armande with his spirit guide.
Taken at his last seance before leaving for the Continent."
May he rest in peace."
Right: "Mr. Vance and his Sister's Spirit"
and Miss Griggs (right front.) Miss Price may have the
Greater Gift. I found a button belonging to Miss Price."
Right: "I hope I am not immodest in including this--A
photograph of Me with my Crystal Ball and a Spirit--1875."
"We Saw This"
Right: "My dear Henry took this of Mrs. Pettigrew, the Medium.