Maines Pincock family fonds

The Maines Pincock family fonds consists of material documenting the lives, interests and activities of Jenny Pincock, as well as her sister and brother-in-law Minnie and Fred Maines. The main focus of the fonds is the activities surrounding their interest in spiritualism including correspondence, seance transcripts and notes, poems and literary compositions by Jenny Pincock, clippings and ephemera collected by the family.


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Phoebe Watson painting
Phoebe Watson painting
Image of Phoebe Watson standing while holding a brush to a painter's pallet., Possibly taken in Lily Dale.
Scenes during seance
Scenes during seance
Image of William Cartheuser seated with Colleen Gildner leaning against his lap. Crouching at their side is Minnie Maines and standing behind them is Fred Maines. Jenny Pincock is seated to the right, partially blurred, looking over at the group, while taking notes.
Scenes during seance
Scenes during seance
Image of William Cartheuser seated with eyes closed and hands in lap. At his sides are a Colleen Gildener, seated in the lap of someone off-camera, and a seated adult, possibly Jenny Pincock, taking notes, with their face blurred from view.
Scenes during seance
Scenes during seance
Image of three people looking at the camera while seated with hands on a round table. The person at center has wide, seemingly startled, eyes. Blurry shapes are visible at the edges of the photo.
Scenes during seance
Scenes during seance
Image of an adult and child seated with hands on a round table in a home while another adult, seated at left, calmly looks at the camera. White blurry lines, often understood by practitioners as the result of ectoplasm, are visible across most of the photo, preventing a clear view of those seated at the table.

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