Spirit Photos and euphemera from Camp Silver Belle, Ephrata PA c. 1940's

 

Ethel Post-Parrish became a prominent American physical medium. Her phases of direct voice and materialization attracted world-wide attention. She was also a splendid clairvoyant and an outstanding platform message bearer.

In 1927 Ethel Post-Parrish opened a church and established a school for the education of Spiritualist ministers and the development of mediums in Miami, Florida. To escape the intense heat and humidity of Florida’s summers, in 1932, she opened a summer camp and school for mediumship in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. This is called Camp Silver Belle so named for Mrs. Parrish's Indian guide Silver Belle.

While she submitted to many tests in order to prove the truth of her splendid manifestations of physical mediumship, her real desire was to bring comfort and happiness to humanity, through her wonderful gift.

 

 

 

Portrait of the spirit known as Silver Belle, who materialized and spoke through the mediumship of Ethel Post-Parrish.

A Spritualist Camp was established by Ethel Post-Parrish in Silver Belle's name, in Ephata, Pennsylvania. 3 x 4 inches

detail of Portrait of the spirit known as Silver Belle

 

The Chapel at Camp Siver Belle. 4 x 3 inches

detail of The Chapel at Camp Siver Belle.

Interior view of the Chapel at Camp Silver Belle with altar to Saint Silver Belle on the right, 4 x 3 inches

 

 

An unknown patron and spiritual seeker of Camp Silver Belle. circa 1930's 3.75 x 2.5 inches

Detail of An unknown patron and spiritual seeker of Camp Silver Belle

 

Photograph of Mt. Spring Hotel, where guests of Camp Silver Belle would stay. 4 x 3 inches

 

Seance with Spirit trumpet above. central figure is Ethel Post-Parrish. 5 x 4 inches

detail of Seance with Spirit trumpet

Seance and spirit photo at Camp Silver Belle, circa 1950's. 5 x 3.75 inches

Detail of Seance and spirit photo at Camp Silver Belle

Detail of Seance and spirit photo at Camp Silver Belle

 

Spirit photo from Camp Silver Belle, circa 1930 - 1940 6.5 x 4.5 inches

detail of Spirit photo from Camp Silver Belle

Spirit photo of congregation inside the Chapel at Camp Silver Belle with floating apparitions. c, 1940's. 5 x 4 inches

Detail of Spirit photo of congregation inside the Chapel at Camp Silver Belle

 

Detail of Spirit photo of congregation inside the Chapel at Camp Silver Belle

 

Detail of Spirit photo of congregation inside the Chapel at Camp Silver Belle