I once worked in the nineteenth century, as a docent in a museum dedicated to portraying life in the United States at the time of the Civil War. As part of my job, I occasionally performed magic lantern shows for the visiting public.
The magic lantern was the granddaddy of the twentieth-century slide projector (a device now almost as obsolete as the magic lantern) and
A sample is included below, in the form of two antique glass slides combined in a looping GIF image. I’m doing this in the absence of any book news (the Time Travel book is about to go to the copy editor; the Sofa book is selling reasonably well, thank you) and also because it’s been a long February and I’m feeling nostalgic.
The Legend of Washington's Tomb
the anniversary of George Washington's birth
(if you're using the Julian calendar, as what
John Lennon fan doesn't?)
the ghost of George Washington emerges from his tomb, looks around, sees his shadow, runs back in the tomb,
and we have another six weeks of winter.
End of Legend
In case you were wondering.