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Thaumatrope (1824)

The invention of the thaumatrope, whose name means “turning marvel” or “wonder turner,” has often been credited to the astronomer Sir John Herschel.  However, it was a well-known London physicist, Dr. John A. Paris, who made this toy popular.  Thaumatropes were the first of many optical toys, simple devices that continued to provide animated entertainment until the development of modern cinema. 

http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit06.htm
http://brightbytes.com/collection/images/birdcage.jpg

Thaumatrope (1824)

The invention of the thaumatrope, whose name means “turning marvel” or “wonder turner,” has often been credited to the astronomer Sir John Herschel.  However, it was a well-known London physicist, Dr. John A. Paris, who made this toy popular.  Thaumatropes were the first of many optical toys, simple devices that continued to provide animated entertainment until the development of modern cinema. 

http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit06.htm

http://brightbytes.com/collection/images/birdcage.jpg

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