Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Phenakistiscope

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 15, 2011

The Phenakistastcope or Magic Disc Edinburgh: Published by Forrester & Nichol, Lithographers, 10 George Street, & John Dunn, option 50 Hanover Square. [1832-1833].

A set of round prints for use in a phenakistiscope, an early device that took advantage of persistence of vision to show continuous motion, including several designed by Edward Sang, and published by the maker of optical instruments, John Dunn.