Punch,  47 (1864), 177.

Demons of the Future



Advertisement, Spoof


Spiritualism, Commerce, Futurism

    Presents a series of advertisements 'from the London daily papers of ten years hence'. All the advertisements poke fun at the claims and practices of spiritualism by anticipating its future manifestations. For example, it includes an advertisement from the 'Spectral Hands-Club' who meet at midnight, an 'Apology' from a 'Spirit who inadvertently knocked out a gentleman's eye' during a séance, and an announcement that the 'Ghost of Wolfgang A Mozart will be called upon at the Musical Phantom Association Meeting [...] and will play some variations on the supernatural music in Don Giovanni'.

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