Print, Zoetrope Strip, Dancers
Before cinematography, the zoetrope was a popular 19th-century amusement that created the illusion of motion. Similar to the effect of a flipbook, each of the sequenced images on this strip would appear in rapid succession, forming a scene of fluid motion when viewed through a cylindrical spinning zoetrope.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. E. Henry Harriman.
Its dimensions are
8.3 × 84.3 cm (3 1/4 × 33 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Print, Zoetrope Strip, Dancers; lithograph on paper; 8.3 × 84.3 cm (3 1/4 × 33 3/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. E. Henry Harriman; 1958-46-1-b