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Flip Book, by Leon Beaulieu, Paris, End 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 31625
Object Type:
Persons: Leon Beaulieu (Maker)
Date Created: End 19th Century
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Brief Description: A flip book containing 86 small photographs. These images are animated by holding the book with one hand and rapidly flipping through its pages with the thumb of the other hand. The sequence shows a woman changing her clothes in her bedroom, helped by her maid, before a man comes to visit her.

Leon Beaulieu was one of the most famous makers of "folioscopes" in France between the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century. In 1898, he patented a viewer for the "folioscope" and named it "Petit Biograph Parisien".
Primary Inscriptions: “Leon Beaulieu Fabricant - 37, Rue du Vert-Bois Paris'' On the back “Leon Beaulieu Fabricant - 46, Rue Volta 46 - Modèle Déposé”
Provenance: Presented by E. Heron Allen F.R.S
Collection Group:
Material(s): Card
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
65 43 38 mm


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