Victorian seance

Claim: this is a photo of a Victorian seance:

The claim is false. William S. Marriott was a British magician who debunked many “paranormal” mediums. In this 1910s photograph, Marriott exposes a table levitation trick with his foot.

See also: Ghosts in the Machines: The Devices and Daring Mediums That Spoke for the Dead by Collectors Weekly.

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