October 26, 2013

Amazing Colorized Animated Images from the 1800's

These are amazing moving images from the 1800's that were created with animation devises such as the phenakistoscope which was invented in 1841 by a Belgian physicist by the name of Joseph Plateau. Later in the same year, Austrian mathematician Simon von Stampfer invented the stroboscopic disk, which is a similar machine as the phenakistoscope. These dynamic images and many others depicting the devises used over 150 years ago to create them, were gathered by Harvard's Kennedy School fellow Richard Balzer.
Source: The Richard Balzer Collection

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