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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.
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
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.""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
Milton Bradley Co. (Maker)
Springfield, MA, USA
7 (H), 11.25 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Massachusetts (United States)