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Goblins of the Glen, Magic Lantern Slides, Great Britain, c. 1890

Goblins of the Glen, Magic Lantern Slides, Great Britain, c.

Courtesy the Richard Balzer Collection Since first stumbling onto an early type of image projector called a magic lantern over 40 years ago, Richard Balzer became instantly obsessed with early optical devices, from camera obscuras and praxinoscopes to anamorphic mirrors and zoetropes. Based in New

Courtesy the Richard Balzer CollectionSince first stumbling onto an early type of image projector called a magic lantern over 40 years ago, Richard Balzer became instantly obsessed with early optical …

Zoetrope - Great Britain - c. 1870

zoetropes (which means “wheel of life”), phenakistoscopes (“deceptive viewer”), thaumatropes (“turning wonder viewer”), and praxinoscopes (“action viewer”)

dickbalzer:   Praxinoscope - Great Britain - c1835

dickbalzer: Praxinoscope - Great Britain - c1835

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Gifs animés de zootropes rétro

Newly digitized "Phenakistoscope" animations that pre-date gifs by 150 years

The American Richard Balzer has spent nearly 40 years collecting zoetropes, phenakistiscopes and other optical toys, gathering an impressive amount of these vi

An incredible collection of zoetropes transformed into animated GIFs

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