April 6, 2012
Georgian Thrills and Spills :
Gothicism and the Magic Lantern:
by J.A.Beard (from http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.it)
The lady and her guests have gathered in a sitting room. Only the light of a few candles fights off the choking darkness.
Suddenly a rattling chain and the scratching of unearthly talons echoes through the room. A skeleton appears, then a ghost! The terrified audience holds their hands in front of them in a feeble attempt to shut out the creatures. . . . .Read on
Magic lantern, 1818, Musée des Arts et Métiers, photo by Edal Anton Lefterov