Aug 15, 2017
Ghosts have appeared in drama for at least 2,500 years, with many innovations in stagecraft to make them appear more believable -- and spooky. In 1862, Professor John Henry Pepper perfected a new technique that ushered in a new age of special effects.
Jim Seinmeyer — Hiding the Elephant, 2004
Mary Luckhurst and Emilie Morin, Eds.— Theater and Ghosts, 2014
Wikpedia — "Pepper's Ghost"
J.A. Secord — "Quick and Magical Shaper of Science," from Science, Vol. 297, Issue 5587, pp. 1648-1649, Sep 6, 2002
Ed. — "The Patent Ghost," from The Mercury, Jul 21, 1863
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