What is a Phenakistoscope?

Phenakistiscope by Joseph Plateau, 1833. Image Source:Wikimedia Commons

Published in: McLean's optical illusions; or magic panorama. London, T. McLean, 1833.

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Optical Toy, Phenakistiscope Disc with Distorted Man, 1833 (Animated).gif

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Optical illusion disc with birds, butterflies, and a man jumping-Corrected.gif 1833