Hamilton Family fonds

Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.

The archival record of the Hamilton family’s search for proof of life after death, through their photography and the documentation of seances held in their home in Winnipeg, Canada, from 1920 to 1944. They are of outstanding international importance as an authentic record of a timeless societal preoccupation with mortality, spirituality, and the survival of the human soul after death, and provide insight into the spiritualist and psychical research movements of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, including the worldwide response to the overwhelming number of deaths during the First World War and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, and the resulting trauma among survivors.

  • Year of submission: 2012
  • Country: Canada
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