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Plate 2.
Illustrating “The Invisible Lady; being an Explanation of the Manner in which the Experiment which was exhibited in London, by M. Charles and others, is performed. In a Letter from a Correspondent.”
William Nicholson, ed., A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts 16 (January 1807) : pp 69-71

Original at Sapienza University of Rome, digitized 24 April 2013.

The unopened plate is more mysterious, alas, than the act described. The “invisible lady” is the “invisible girl” in the page heading.

6 July 2013

tags: acoustic experiments; The Invisible Lady; The Invisible Girl; M. Charles and others...