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Mr. and Mrs. Ghost / sitting for their carte-de-visite / previous to their departure.

Dedicated by permission to Professor Pepper

Reverse is blank.

Published by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company c.1860's

'Professor' John Henry Pepper collaborated with English engineer Henry Dirck in the 1860's to create an optical device for use as a stage illusion that allowed a 'ghost' to be projected onto the stage. The effect's debut was in a show entitled 'The Knight Watching His Armour' at the London Polytechnic Institute, where Pepper was a professor.

'Sitting for their carte-de-visite' is reference to the 'Cartomania' that was sweeping England in the 1860's.

condition: The prints are in good condition but the mount has slightly worn corners and some light soiling. Flat mount.
price:  SOLD
code: sv005
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