Animated GIFs of 19th Century Phenakistoscope Animations

Phenakistoscope animated GIFs

These curious radial animations are from discs used in the phenakistoscope, a 19th century animation toy invented by Joseph Plateau. The animated GIFs seen here are from the Richard Balzer Collection. For more phenakistoscope (and zoetrope) animations, check out their Tumblr.

Phenakistoscope animated GIFs

Phenakistoscope animated GIFs

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