A Seance of Humor

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A closer look at spiritualism and the occult in the Victorian era. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Jay Lyon In the mid 1800s, a wave of fascination for a new branch of “study” swept Victoriana, and men and women alike became enamored of the peculiars of spiritualism and the occult. From Mary Todd Lincoln’s grief […]

A Grave Interest

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An overview of the Victorian fascination with death and dying. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Jay Lyon From hair wreaths to death portraits to casual weekend brunches on grandma’s grave, the Victorians had a unique relationship with death and dying. Join Jamie Lyon for an hour long trip into this unusual relationship. The presentation will […]