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Happy Halloween! From May 16, 1827, noted aeronaut Eugene Robertson from France performed "Scenic Phantasmagoria" at the American Theatre, including "Drum of the Dead," "Fairest Rose will Fade." and "His Satanic Majesty."

"These representations are intended to convince all ranks of society, the juvenile branches in particular, that all such apparitions, spectres, phantoms, and shadows have appeared or may appear, are solely the effect of optical illusions."
Today, October 30, in 1893, the Chicago World's Fair closed. This is the brochure for the New Orleans Brewing Association exhibit at the fair.