Magic lantern projection at end of 18th century.

Magic lantern projection at end of 18th century . Fantascope invented by Belgian aeronautical physicist Etienne Gaspard Robert ( known as Robertson , 1763 – 1837 ) in 1784 . It was said to make images of spirits and fantoms appear . From engraving in ‘Magasin pittoreseque’ after a stamp by Moreau , 1840 .

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