Article on ghosts from The Strand Magazine


I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines such as The Strand. This is the title page of an article written and drawn by essayist Irvin Montagu on ghosts for the December 1891 edition (the same edition which features the Sherlock Holmes adventure of the Five Orange Pips, trivia fans). Montagu’s representation is a much more gothic one than we are used to today.

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About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (www.uncannyuk.com), a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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