Illusion - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Spectropia or Surprising Spectral Illusions

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Spectropia or Surprising Spectral Illusions, by J.H. Brown, Griffith & Farran, London. 2nd ed, 1864.

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate persistence of impression (vision) and production of complimentary colours. The reader is requested to stare at one of the coloured plates and then look at a blank wall or ceiling where the image on the plate will be seen in complementary colours.

Pears' Soap - Optical illusion

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Strobic Cicles invented by Professor Silvanus P. Thompson. Advertisement pages pulled from a magazine.

Cigarette Cards - Optical illusion

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Set of 25 cards issued by Edwards Ringer & Brigg.

Cigarette Cards - Optical illusion

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Set of 25 cards issued by Ogdens.

Camera Obscura

Camera Lucida

Claude Glass

Artist's Filters

Silhouette

Zograscope

Illusion

Multiple Images

Transformation

Panorama

Shadow Puppets

Lithophane

Multi-Faceted Lens

Kaleidoscope

Peep Egg

Zoetrope

Praxinoscope

Flip Books

Miscellaneous