- c. 1824
Five early Thaumotropes, in original box. Thaumotrope discs are printed and then hand-coloured. 'To illustrate the seeming paradox of seeing an object which is out of sight and to demonstrate the faculty of the retina of the eye to re-tain the impression of an object after its disappearance.'
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disc: 60 mm,
carton: 77 mm x 33 mm
- The National Media Museum, Bradford
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