Bird in a Cage Thaumatrope
Optical toy called an Optique
Around 1759 to 1794
Thaumatropes are really the world's first motion picture. Invented in about 1850 in England, they may seem pretty normal today but in those times they were unusual and stunning indeed. Just twist the ropes with you fingers and watch the bird and the cage turn into a bird in a cage.
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All Three "Original" Thaumatropes
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