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A large mass of teleplasm. Medium in deep trance.
Swann Galleries - New York
Auction, 12 Dec 2013, Sale no: 2335, Lot: 35A
Dr. T. Glen Hamilton was a Canadian psychiatrist and member of the Manitoba legislature. After the death of his young son, Hamilton took to Spiritualist investigations with mental telepathy, Ouija boards, and table tipping. Using their nanny as a medium, the Hamilton family investigated paranormal phenomena such as rappings, psychokinesis, ectoplasms, and materializations. Hamilton had a large bank of cameras, illustrated in the album, that he used to take thousands of photographs during seances held in his family's home.
The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections houses the Hamilton family's papers, scrapbooks,photographs, and other ephemera relating to their Spiritualist research.
Hamilton's photographs have been exhibited at the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in Toronto, Magasin3 in Stockholm, the Maison europé de la photographie in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.