A Brief History of Seeing and Believing

The Thatcher Effect
An 18th-century illustration demonstrating the Camera Obscura effect
An optical toy called the Thaumatrope, one of the precursors of animation
Spirit photograph taken of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Ada Deane, 1922
An 1860 photograph of Abraham Lincoln manipulated to show his head on the body of John Calhoun
The complicated path of light through the prisms and sensors of a digital camera
Images demonstrating the dramatic changes that lens choice can have on a portrait
Frances Griffiths with the alleged “Cottingley Fairies” in 1917

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