Here are some animations from optical toys in the collection

A simple flick book animation depicting a milk drop falling:

And another depicting the construction of the Empire State Building in New York:

Images from a Zoetrope:

And the Praxinosope, similar to the Zoetrope but makes use of mirrors:


A flick book kineograph depicting a see-saw scene:

And a simple animation showing three soldiers having their heads cut off with bayonets:

Whilst the museum does not have an original of Papillon to hand, the model depicts a
rather beautiful animation of a pair of butterflies:


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