A look at how early pictures appeared to move when a wheel revolved behind them.
Item title reads - Movie no. 1
An item showing early pictures which appear to move when placed in front of a revolving wheel. M/S of a picture set on a box, it is pulled out to reveal a wheel behind. Other pictures are slotted in and taken out. The wheel revolves and makes fountains and stars appear in the box. M/S as sand is poured in the top of the box, it catches the serrated edges of the wheel and keeps it turning. Different pictures light up, M/S of a bridge and tower. The words 'Vive La Royale Maison de Savoye' appear on the screen.
Note: Stephen Herbert of the Projection Box informs us that these optical sand boxes are extremely rare. So rare in fact that they don't have an official name in English but are becoming known as "Optical Cabinets for Artificial Fireworks". - JH.