Category: The Victorians

Victorian Inventions: The Phenakistoscope


A Victorian invention – animation.

Curated from Wikipedia

Eadweard Muybridge 1830 – 1904, was an English-American photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection.

Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion in 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-motion photographs, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip used in cinematography.