Sunday, July 29, 2012
Animation Before Movies
Richard Balzer is a collector of these toys and the images they used and he has a site where the images are animated via Flash. This means that if you're browsing on an iPhone or iPad, you will not be able to see the motion. He also has a blog that deals with these toys as well as other 19th century amusements such as the Magic Lantern.
While the animation is necessarily cycled and limited in duration, we have a modern equivalent in the form of animated gif files. The more things change...