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" Biit photography is as inadequate to depict the perfect beauty of Katie's face, as words are powerless to describe her charms of manner. Photography may, indeed, give a map of her countenance ; but how can it reproduce the brilliant purity of her complexion,... "
Researches in the Phenomena of Spiritualism - Page 114
by William Crookes - 1874 - 112 pages
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Camera Clues: A Handbook for Photographic Investigation

Joe Nickell - Social Science - 2005 - 234 pages
...pictures also exhibit strong contrast of tone. Crookes said (in perhaps a revealing statement) that "photography is as inadequate to depict the perfect...face, as words are powerless to describe her charms of manner."32 cent substance, such as bisulfate of quinine. As a late-nineteenth-century text explained:...
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Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian ...

Marlene Tromp - History - 2012 - 260 pages
...Katie's beauty and remained beyond reproach, just as the medium and her spirit did: "[P]hotography is inadequate to depict the perfect beauty of Katie's...ever-varying expression of her most mobile features?" (373). In Katie's last seance appearance, Crookes's enthusiastic discussion of Katie as a virtually...
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Victorian Literary Mesmerism

Martin Willis, Catherine Wynne - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 273 pages
...with Katie King, and by implication, Florence Cook. He frequently comments on the spirit's beauty: "photography is as inadequate to depict the perfect...words are powerless to describe her charms of manner." His physical contact with both medium and spirit indicates more than scientific interest. He recalls...
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