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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Thursday, April 05, 2018

kitty goes round and round

Spin the phenakistiscope disk at a mirror, peek through the slits from behind, and watch the kitties leap about and the donkey's ears flap.  Want an idea of how this works?  Here's a very short video.

-- Optical Toy, Phenakistiscope Disc with Cats and Donkey, ca. 1830; hand-colored lithograph on paperboard; H x diam.: 25 × 25 cm (9 13/16 × 9 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1948-124-3.  Image: collections.cooperhewitt.org.

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