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Zoetrope

1998.5071A-H (RS23983)

Description

Zoetrope consisting of circular wooden stand onto which fits a circular card board viewer pierced w/ 13 lengthwise strips evenly spaced on side. Viewer rotates on iron pin. There are six polychrome printed and painted cartoons printed on both side. As viewer is spun, figures on cartoons appear to move. Cartoons labelled: C=Donneybrook fair; D=Old Dog tray and gymnast; E=John Jumper and kick her up; F=Chewing gum; G= Hash machine and jig dancer; H= Baseball and raining pitchforks.

Details

Maker
Milton Bradley Co. (Maker)
Inscriptions
Printed on bottom of base, bottom of viewer: ""THE ZOETROPE OR WHEEL OF LIFE/ MANUFACTURED SOLELY BY/ MILTON BRADLEY & CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS./ DIRECTIONS FOR OPERATING/ THE ZOETROPE, OR WHEEL OF LIFE ... MILTON BRADLEY & CO, Sole Assigners of Patent, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. PATENTED APRIL 23D, 1867.""
Location of origin
Springfield, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
cardboard
carving (processes)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Toy
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cardboard
cardboard
Carved
carving (processes)
Iron
iron (metal)
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
Transfer Printed
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
ZOETROPE
zoetropes
Dimensions
7 (H), 11.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5071A-H
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24188

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