2 Responses to “ Muybridge’s Zoopraxiscope ”

  1. Paul Eggington

    How much do you think a zoopraxiscope cost back then?

    • Great question! I don’t know any dollar amounts, but the device itself was not that expensive to make as it was based on a earlier device called the praxinoscope, which is something that could be bought from a mail-order catalog to entertain the family. Muybridge’s modification was printing his image on glass rather than paper and having an artist paint over the images to allow for the shift in perspective. So I imagine those glass discs were costly.

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