Smithsonian videos of old "animated" books


7 Responses to “Smithsonian videos of old "animated" books”

  1. AirPillo says:

    Why go through all the hassle of recording a video of such a thing if you’re just going to make people squint at a tiny little image of it that doesn’t even fill 1/4 the viewing area on the video player?

  2. Ouroboros Press says:

    These movable books hold enduring charm in their simplicity and ingenuity. It is wonderful that these may be viewed on line, though I warrant that true appreciation of such devices comes from the actual manipulation of the printed paper parts.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Check out the man who started it all: Lothar Meggendorfer

  4. Rosscott says:

    I worked at the Smithsonian for a time, that fits with everything I know about their internal process. Trying hard but so caught up in the bureaucracy that the end result always suffers for it.

  5. Mark Crummett says:

    I was a photographer in the Army with Don Hurlbert in the mid 1980s, stationed at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii! Glad to see he’s doing something interesting now.

  6. Creperie says:

    Probably they didn’t page through the whole book for copyright reasons.

    What, didn’t you know the purpose of libraries was to keep books away from the public?

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