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Optical Devices

Beginning with the camera obscura and camera lucida, this collection includes over 50 examples of rare pre-cinema devices together with the prints and photographs made for their use including a megalethoscope, zograscope, zoetrope, praxinoscope, and more. Examples of transformation prints, panoramas, myriopticons, and other optical toys are also collected.

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