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A filoscope (metal cover missing) with printed kinetic subject David Devant - The Mysterious Rabbit with picture sheets numbered 3-124.

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A filoscope (metal cover missing) with printed kinetic subject David Devant - The Mysterious Rabbit with picture sheets numbered 3-124.
Literature
Barnes. (1976), Op. Cit., p.118, 121, 213.

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These pictures were originally photographed by R. W. Paul around July 1896 for cinematographic projection. Devant's autobiography described the rabbit trick as 'the first animated picture ever taken of a performer...shot by R. W. Paul on the roof of the Alhambra Theatre...This picture was reproduced in a little device called the Filiscope [sic]'.
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