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Home-Made Card Thaumotrope of Horse and Rider, Early 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 63940
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1977-17/2
Brief Description: A home-made thaumatrope made from black paper cut-outs stuck to each side of a white card. On one side the figure of a horse, on the other the figure of a rider. Some detailing of the figures is in brown watercolour. String at each end of the card allows the rotation of the card on its axis. When the disk is quickly rotated, the two images appear to combine into one due to the persistence of vision.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by R. Warner, Esq.
Collection Group:
Material(s): paper
cotton
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
113 76 mm

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