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    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Moving Pictures
    Published since 09 Apr 2014

    In the century before cinema and television changed our lives forever, there were other ways of creating moving pictures.  One such inventive Victorian method was the zoetrope (from the Greek zoe, ‘life’, and tropos, ‘turning’), ‘a mechanical toy or optical instrument consisting of a cylinder open at the top, with a series of slits in the circumference, and a series of figures representing successive positions of a moving object arranged along the inner surface, which when viewed through the slits while the cylinder is in rapid rotation produce the impression of actual movement of the object’ (OED).  You can watch a modern version of one here.

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