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Card - Scenery, 'Effet de Neige', Emile Reynaud, Praxinoscope Theatre, post 1889 Object Reg. No: ST 38004 7

Scenery card for a praxinoscope theatre featuring a snowy landscape. A rustic three storey building sits alongside a river, over which a narrow bridge stretches. This card is number 4 of a set and all were interchangeable, giving the viewer the freedom to set the scene. These cards were placed so as to be reflected by a glass pane, allowing the viewer to perceive the animation occurring within that particular scene.

This praxinoscope theatre scenery card is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
Card printed in muted tones of browns, greens and red.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 73 mm (Height), 102 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: pre-cinema moving images, animation, optical illusion devices, praxinoscopes
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Amusements
Tertiary Classification: optical devices
Inscriptions: Along the centre of lower margin:

Inventor: Charles-Emile Reynaud, Paris, France, 1889
Collector: Mr David Francis, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1990

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