Inside the Booth: The Zoetrope

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Silent film historian and projectionist Joe Rinaudo demonstrates the operation of the zoetrope, which was invented in 1834 by British mathematician William George Horner but not built or mass-marketed until the 1860s. William Lincoln received a U.S. patent for the device in 1867. The illusion by Peter Mark Roget described in this video is known as the “Palisade” illusion.

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