Eadweard Muybridge's phenakistoscope, 1893



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Eadweard Muybridge's Phenakistoscope: A Couple Waltzing

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Spinning disc

CREATOR Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904, artist.
TITLE The zoopraxiscope* - a couple waltzing (No. 35., title from item.)
SUMMARY Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a couple dancing.
MEDIUM 1 print : lithograph, color.
CREATED/PUBLISHED c1893 (14699Y U.S. Copyright Office). Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge (expired).
SUBJECTS Dance--1890-1900; Locomotion--1890-1900; Optical illusions--1890-1900.
FORMAT Optical toys 1890-1900; Lithographs Color 1890-1900.

Exhibited at "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between American Art and Early Film" at the Williams College of Art, MA, and other venues, 2005-2007.

Call number: LOT 10440 [item] [P&P], Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-05949 (digital file from original print), LC-USZC4-7690 (color film copy transparency); Digital ID: ppmsca 05949 (digital file from original), cph 3g07690 (digital file from color film copy transparency); Card #: 00650865. No known restrictions on publication.

US-LibraryOfCongress-BookLogo.svg This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.05949.
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