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Newspaper Picture - Modern Ghost Raising, 1875 Reg. No: ST 42225 2
- Newspaper image entitled 'Modern Ghost Raising: A Sketch Behind the Scenes at the Polytechnic'. This image appeared in the Illustrated London News on 16 January 1875.
The image shows an Elizabethan ghost apparently floating in air. The apparatus used to create this Pepper's Ghost effect is shown plus the people involved in creating the illusion.
This newspaper image is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
- Newspaper page
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
|Dimensions:||376 mm (Height), 264 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||entertainment, magic lanterns, optical illusions, phantasmagoria|
|Themes this item is part of:||Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Tertiary Classification:||optical devices|
|Inscriptions:||'Modern Ghost Raising: A Sketch Behind the Scenes at the Polytechnic'.|
|Collector:||Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990|
|Date Published:||London, England, Great Britain, Jan 1875|