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Optical Toy, Phenakistiscope Disc with Distorted Man, 1833

This is a Optical toy. It was designed by Simon von Stampfer. It is dated 1833 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is hand-colored lithograph on paperboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 25 × 25 cm (9 13/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Optical Toy, Phenakistiscope Disc with Distorted Man, 1833; Designed by Simon von Stampfer (Austrian, 1792 - 1864); hand-colored lithograph on paperboard; H x diam.: 25 × 25 cm (9 13/16 × 9 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1948-124-2

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