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    EARLY VISUAL MEDIA

    Pre-Cinemao 2003 Thomas Weynants oPhotography

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    Phantasmagoria links: PageI-Page II - Page III - Page IV - Page V - Page VI - Page VII - Page VIII - Page IX - Page X - Page XI-

    Page XII -Related Deadly entertainment

    FANTASCOPES AND MEGASCOPES SEEN IN PRINTED IMAGES

    Fantascope projection, extraite de la Physique de Ganot (A. Molteni)

    The Fantascope is currently on display at theCinmathque Franaisein the permanent exhibition 'Passion Cinema'.

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    The Fantascope & accessories was on display inLanterne Magique et Film Peinta temporally exhibition organized by the

    Cinmathque Franaiseand Museo Nazionale Del Cinema.

    FANTASCOPES and MEGASCOPESRead about Phantasmagoria techniques (12 pages: start here

    )

    Click here to see and read about milit ary use of the Phantasmagoria during the tumultuous days of the French Revolution

    The above image exist in several different versions, man with or withouth a beard, published in various popular scientific books. This

    version was published in: "Instructions Pratique sur l'emploi des Appareils de Projection; Lanternes Magique, Fantasmagorie,

    Polyoramas Appareils pour l'einseignement et pour les agrandissement" By A. Molteni / Constructeur d'instruments d'Optique, de

    Physique, de Mathmatiques et de Marine.

    Quatrime dition, Paris, 44, Rue Du Chteau-d' Eau (No date)

    The technique of back-projection on a translucent screen is clearly demonstrated in this and many other images. The image shows

    the typical settings for a Phantasmagoria room; Fantascope - Screen - Public.

    The first group of four images comes, resp., from Robertson (1763 - 1837) Brevet d'Invention and Memoires. Others from popular

    books, scientific inst rument catalogues, magazines and projection manuals. A few of the images depicted on this page are details

    taken from a Pepper's Ghost projection setting where, withouth doubt, a fantascope was used as a lightsource to i lluminate the ghost

    actor beneath the stage.

    Download a bibliography for the Moisse Fantascope in PDF format

    Fantascope discovery drawing by () Rik Soenen

    The drawing on the left, made by Rik Soenen, was my very

    first contact with the "Moisse Fantascope". It also illustrate

    the importance of collecting "ephemera" in a specific domain.

    The latter can help in tracing information or identification of rare

    and less rare items. This page depicts all Fantascope image

    ephemera I found during the past years.

    http://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/pre-cinema-ephemera.htmlhttp://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/pdf/CV_Fantascope_bibliography.pdfhttp://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/peppers-ghost.htmlhttp://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/garde-honneur.htmlhttp://users.telenet.be/thomasweynants/phantasmagorie.htmlhttp://www.museonazionaledelcinema.it/http://www.cinematheque.fr/http://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/expositions-cinema/precedentes-expositions/lanterne-magique/
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    Most il lustrations where found in old catalogues, magazines

    and books. Several of them where published in more recent

    publications.

    An interesting 19th. Century reference source is withouth doubt

    the French Magazine "Magasin Pittoresque" founded in 1833

    and available online via Gallica.

    This magazine is of interest to most collecting domains, sinceit was a popular publication that published in many various

    fields. The first public announcement of the invention of

    photography appeared in the Magasin Pittoresque 1839

    edition.

    A huge quantity of suchlike and more specific publications are

    a wonderful research field. Please, e-mail me know if you

    should encounter other Fantascope images in catalogues,

    books or manuals.

    Brevet d'Invention E.G. Robertson Brevet d'Invention E.G. Robertson

    mailto:thomas@visual-media.be?subject=Vintage%20projection%20apparatus%20in%20catalogues%20&%20bookshttp://gallica.bnf.fr/http://gallica.bnf.fr/anthologie/notices/01218.htm
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    Memoires E.G. Robertson Polyscope, Memoires E.G. Robertson

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    Catalogue of Lerebours apparatus Lerebours et Secretan

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    Appareils des projections, Molteni Appareils des projections, Molteni

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    Fantascope The Hauchs' physiske cabinet in Denmark De Belgische Illustratie 1869-70

    http://www.awhauch.dk/http://www.awhauch.dk/
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    Magasin Pittoresque, 1849 No original reference

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    Magasin Pittoresque, 1849 Detail from a Pepper's Ghost illustration

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    Appareils des projections, Molteni Magasin Pittoresque, 1849

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    Detail from a Pepper's Ghost illustration Magasin Pittoresque 1869

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    Catalogue of Lerebours apparatus Charles Chevalier

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    Introduction l' tude de la physique Joke () Rik Soenen

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    This last image is perhaps the most reproduced, and therefore, best known Fantasmagoria (Phantasmagoria) show evocation.

    It was published in the "Magasin Pittoresque" 1849. (Not 1845, as often wrongly datet in literature)A less known article on Phantasmagoria from the same source is found in the 1869 edition.

    Magasin Pittoresque, 1849

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    Phantasmagoria links: PageI-Page II - Page III - Page IV - Page V - Page VI - Page VII - Page VIII - Page IX - Page X - Page XI-

    Page XII -Related Deadly entertainmentFind a book on Phantasmagoria Projection techniques

    Copyright: 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 by Thomas WeynantsThe online Media Archaeology Museum version (21) Jan to Dec 2015 - All rights are protected by SOFAM.be

    http://www.sofam.be/http://www.media-museum.eu/mailto:thomas@visual-media.be?subject=U