Psychedelic GIFs From The 19th Century [Pics]

Psychedelic GIFs From The 19th Century [Pics]

Collector digitizes animations from as far back as the 1600s

Ross Brooks
  • 28 october 2013

GIFs have taken the Internet by storm for years, but their earliest ancestors have been around since the 1600s in the form of phenakistoscopes, praxinoscopes, and zoetropes. Richard Balzer is a New York native who fell in the love with the optic toys over 40 years ago, and has since amassed a collection of thousands of illustrations and machines.

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