Photographs of Ghosts


The London Review, in an article on the tendency in modern literature to the revival of ghost stories, suggests to the writers as a verification, that they obtain photographs of their spectral visitors. It says:- "Now, if the specter can ask the favor, let science do it a good turn Let optics and chemistry catch this modem ghost and photograph it It can fix the tails of comets and the atmosphere of the sun ; the other day a photographer at Berlin caught a stream of electric light flowing out of the bronze spear of Kiss's" Amazon." A ghost can hardly be less material, if it wear crinoline, is helped twice to beef, drinks claret and wants a portrait taken. The photographer's plate is liable to no delusions, has no brains to be diseased, and is exact in its testimony.

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