"Mary Todd Lincoln with Abraham Lincoln's 'spirit.'" Mary Todd Lincoln, seated, head and torso, hands in lap, wearing mourning gown and bonnet, with spirit figure of Lincoln behind her resting his hands on her shoulders by William H. Mumler circa 1872. Source: 	
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Camera Never Lies?

History Through the Viewfinder

In the 21st century, we often assume that a picture captures what really happened in a given moment. But on this week’s show, Joanne and Brian look at the early days of photography – when Americans had to figure out how to ‘read’ images – and learn if photos should be trusted at all.

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