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Volume , January 1863.

“Projecting Images of Living Persons in the Air”

In the renowned show of Pepper's Ghost, exhibited at the Royal Polytechnic Institution in London in the 1860s, just such an apparatus was used to great effect. Wraithlike actors and actresses, reflected from below the stage, mingled with onstage counterparts in a phantasmagorical version of Dickens' The Haunted Man on Christmas Eve, 1862.

"The apparitions," wrote Thomas Frost, "not only moved about the stage, looking as tangible as the actors who passed through them, and from whose proffered embrace or threatened attack they vanished in an instant, but spoke or sang with voices of unmistakable reality."

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