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The zoopraxiscope - a couple waltzing

The zoopraxiscope - a couple waltzing

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a couple dancing. 14699Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 35. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between Am... More

1824 roget - Drawing. Public domain image.

1824 roget - Drawing. Public domain image.

Illustration plate for Peter Mark Roget's Explanation of an Optical Deception in the Appearance of the Spokes of a Wheel Seen through Vertical Apertures (1825)

[Optical illusion disc with somersaults and horseback riding]

[Optical illusion disc with somersaults and horseback riding]

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a figure doing somersaults in a circle at the center of the disc and a man horseback riding in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Published in: McLean'... More

[Optical illusion disc with a face catching a ball and a man with blackface taking a bow]

[Optical illusion disc with a face catching a ball and a man with blac...

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a face catching a ball in a circle at the center of the disc and a man with blackface taking a bow in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Published in: ... More

Tentoonstelling Een kijkhuis in Amsterdam in Artis. Optisch bedrog, plat die b, Bestanddeelnr 921-4313

Tentoonstelling Een kijkhuis in Amsterdam in Artis. Optisch bedrog, pl...

Nederlands: Collectie / Archief : Fotocollectie Anefo Reportage / Serie : [ onbekend ] Beschrijving : Tentoonstelling "Een kijkhuis in Amsterdam" in Artis. Optisch bedrog, plat die bol lijkt Datum : 13 juni 19... More

PSM V54 D319 Optical illusion 3
Politeness - Drawing. Public domain image.

Politeness - Drawing. Public domain image.

Optical illusion disc which is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a man bowing and a woman curtsying to each other in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Published in: McLean's optical illusions; or ... More

Uncle Sam gets a reassuring view of what the new tariff will do to him / Kep.

Uncle Sam gets a reassuring view of what the new tariff will do to him...

Illustration shows Uncle Sam standing before two mirrors that distort the reflected image, one mirror is labeled "Seeing is Believing - the Republican Minority" and shows Uncle Sam as a tall, thin, gaunt figure... More

1580 - anamorphosis - mary, queen of scots

1580 - anamorphosis - mary, queen of scots

two views of a tabula scalata oil painting from 1580 in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The zoopraxiscope - a horse back somersault

The zoopraxiscope - a horse back somersault

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a man doing a somersault on horseback. 14571Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 1. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Ti... More

[Optical illusion disc with man jumping rope and a man sticking out his tongue]

[Optical illusion disc with man jumping rope and a man sticking out hi...

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a man with black-face jumping rope in a circle at the center of the disc and of a man sticking out his tongue in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Pub... More

[Optical illusion disc with two men throwing and catching cakes and stars]

[Optical illusion disc with two men throwing and catching cakes and st...

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a man tossing cakes and stars in a circle at the center of the disc to a man seated on a box with a crown on it in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. P... More

[Optical illusion disc with man pumping water]

[Optical illusion disc with man pumping water]

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a man pumping water in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Published in: McLean's optical illusions; or magic panorama. London, T. McLean, 1833. Exhibit... More

PSM V54 D326 Optical illusion image used in psychological tests

PSM V54 D326 Optical illusion image used in psychological tests

Optical illusion image used in psychological tests

The bogle - Public domain dedication image

The bogle - Public domain dedication image

Optical illusion disc which is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a couple on a seesaw in a circle at the center of the disc and a man with an ax attempting to chop a lizard in a circle at the outer edge... More

Public domain stock image. Abstract design optical illusions, backgrounds textures.
PSM V54 D328 Optical illusion image used in psychological tests

PSM V54 D328 Optical illusion image used in psychological tests

Optical illusion image used in psychological tests

The ghost! : as produced in the spectre drama, popularly illustrating the marvellous optical illusions ... (Title page)
[Optical illusion disc with man and frog]

[Optical illusion disc with man and frog]

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a ball passing between a frog in a circle at the center of the disc and a man in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Published in: McLean's optical illu... More

A painting of a woman sitting in a window sill. Wall mural painting, beauty fashion.

A painting of a woman sitting in a window sill. Wall mural painting, b...

A painting of an old woman in a window / A painting of a woman standing in a window / Public domain art photo.

A reflection of a tree in the water. Autumn catalonia catalunya.

A reflection of a tree in the water. Autumn catalonia catalunya.

Beautiful Free Tree Images: Free photographs of trees, available for commercial use and free download. Copyright-free, no attribution required.

Nellie's first painting - 'just like life'

Nellie's first painting - 'just like life'

Local Accession Number: 06_11_004645.Title: Nellie's first painting - 'just like life'.Genre: Stereographs; Photographic prints; Portrait photographs.Created/Published: New York ; London ; Toronto, Canada ; Ott... More

Natural Sciences. Iconographic Encyclopedia Of Science Literature And Art 1851

Natural Sciences. Iconographic Encyclopedia Of Science Literature And ...

A treasure trove of almost 12,000 detailed engravings, The Complete Encyclopedia of Illustration is a marvel of a collection culled from the worlds of science, history, geography, mythology, art, architecture, ... More

PSM V54 D319 Optical illusion 2
Optical effect march sunset - NOAA
The zoopraxiscope--Horse galloping

The zoopraxiscope--Horse galloping

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a man riding a galloping horse. 14706Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 42. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relations... More

The zoopraxiscope--Athletes--Boxing

The zoopraxiscope--Athletes--Boxing

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of two men boxing. 14666Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 2. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between Ameri... More

The desert - Public domain dedication image

The desert - Public domain dedication image

Public domain scan of lithograph illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Optical illusion disc with birds, butterflies, and a man jumping]

[Optical illusion disc with birds, butterflies, and a man jumping]

The disc is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a man jumping from a pole in a circle at the center of the disc and of a birds and butterflies in flight in a circle at the outer edge of the disc. Publishe... More

The zoopraxiscope - a couple waltzing

The zoopraxiscope - a couple waltzing

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a couple dancing. 14699Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 35. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between Am... More

Mutt and Jeff. "Mutt, just slip on these new glasses of mine"

Mutt and Jeff. "Mutt, just slip on these new glasses of mine"

Five-frame comic strip. Jeff puts on Mutt's magnifying eyeglasses, and sees a tiny piece of lead shot as if it were a cannonball. Mutt plans to send the glasses to ball players, so they can't fail to hit the ... More

The zoopraxiscope--Athletes--Boxing

The zoopraxiscope--Athletes--Boxing

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of two men boxing. 14666Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 2. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between Ameri... More

The zoopraxiscope--Athletes--Boxing

The zoopraxiscope--Athletes--Boxing

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of two men boxing. 14666Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 2. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between Ameri... More

German postcard from 1888 - Drawing. Public domain image.
PSM V54 D321 Halftone process on film creating an illusion

PSM V54 D321 Halftone process on film creating an illusion

Halftone process on film creating an illusion

PSM V54 D319 Optical illusion 1
The zoopraxiscope - a horse back somersault

The zoopraxiscope - a horse back somersault

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a man doing a somersault on horseback. 14571Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 1. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Ti... More

The zoopraxiscope--Horse galloping

The zoopraxiscope--Horse galloping

Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a man riding a galloping horse. 14706Y U.S. Copyright Office. No. 42. Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge. Exhibited: "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relations... More

Faulhorn as seen by headless tourist

Faulhorn as seen by headless tourist

Faulhorn Panorama as seen by headless tourist

Eugen Kirchner Salongespräch zweier alter Damen

Eugen Kirchner Salongespräch zweier alter Damen

Humoristische Darstellung eines Salongesprächs zweier alter Damen (mit optischer Täuschung: Rückseite einer Dame und gleichartiger Lampenschirm). Lavierte Tuschzeichnung in Sepiatönen, weiß gehöht. 27 x 26 cm

PSM V54 D324 Optical illusion with decorative patterns

PSM V54 D324 Optical illusion with decorative patterns

Optical illusion with decorative patterns

Décoration d'une villa--peinture de Pompéi

Décoration d'une villa--peinture de Pompéi

Picryl description: Public domain image of an Italian architectural drawing, design, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Horse Petroglyph, Dinosaur National Monument

Horse Petroglyph, Dinosaur National Monument

If you’re planning a trip to Dinosaur National Monument, take the scenic route and explore Dinosaur Diamond Scenic and Historic Byway. The byway winds through northern Colorado and a wealth of historic and preh... More

Diner Dentu [trompe l'œil] - Public domain dedication image

Diner Dentu [trompe l'œil] - Public domain dedication image

Public domain scan of newspaper clippings, periodicals, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description.

Bodleian Libraries, Handbill of Rackstrow's Museum announcing Clark's optical exhibition of natural magic

Bodleian Libraries, Handbill of Rackstrow's Museum announcing Clark's ...

Handbill of Rackstrow's Museum announcing Clark's optical exhibition of natural magic; Clark's optical exhibition of natural magic; Appearances in the air of delightful objects; [Handbill of Rackstrow's Museum ... More

Kopie nach Schlesinger Ein schöner Rahmen

Kopie nach Schlesinger Ein schöner Rahmen

Ein schöner Rahmen. Signiert, datiert (geritzt) Maria Schöffmann 1879, Öl auf Holz, 18,7 x 14 cm

PSM V54 D322 Three simple shapes creating optical illusions

PSM V54 D322 Three simple shapes creating optical illusions

Three simple shapes creating optical illusions

Catoptric theatre

Catoptric theatre

The catoptric theatre, from Athanasius Kircher, Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae, Romae: Hermannus Scheus; 1646, facing p. 892 (Iconismus XXXII). Courtesy of Stanford University Libraries. http://shl.stanford.edu:160... More

底なしドラム缶

底なしドラム缶

Wikidata has entry Science Museum (Q10855424) with data related to this item.

Die Gartenlaube (1884) b 404 1

Die Gartenlaube (1884) b 404 1

Expression error: Unrecognized word "die". Deutsch: keine Bildunterschrift English: no caption

Mutt and Jeff. "Mutt, just slip on these new glasses of mine"

Mutt and Jeff. "Mutt, just slip on these new glasses of mine"

Five-frame comic strip. Jeff puts on Mutt's magnifying eyeglasses, and sees a tiny piece of lead shot as if it were a cannonball. Mutt plans to send the glasses to ball players, so they can't fail to hit the ... More

Haberle, John - U.S.A. - Google Art Project
Motoring in the air

Motoring in the air

Photograph in Billiboard of an illusion by Roltair.

Bodleian Libraries, Handbill of Hereford, April 1795, announcing The powers of imagination; or, The senses deceived

Bodleian Libraries, Handbill of Hereford, April 1795, announcing The p...

Handbill of Hereford, April 1795, announcing The powers of imagination; or, The senses deceived; "likenesses taken in colours, at five shillings each"; Powers of imagination; or, The senses deceived; View of Bl... More

Nellie's first painting - "just like life"

Nellie's first painting - "just like life"

Public domain reproduction of portrait print, 19th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Nellie's first painting - "just like life"

Nellie's first painting - "just like life"

Public domain reproduction of portrait art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Wundt Area Illusion

Wundt Area Illusion

Wundt-Area Illusion, also known as the Jastrow Illusion as published by Franz Müller-Lyer.

Hybrid image decomposition - Public domain portrait drawing

Hybrid image decomposition - Public domain portrait drawing

Composite image of drawing of Einstein superimposed on Marilyn Monroe

Figure 4 Wiki strobo influence quantities

Figure 4 Wiki strobo influence quantities

A typical test setup for stroboscopic effect testing.

Afraid of nobody - Lithograph, public domain, Library of Congress

Afraid of nobody - Lithograph, public domain, Library of Congress

Optical illusion disc which is spun displaying the illusion of motion of a bird taking off and landing in a circle at the center of the disc and of a man running away from another man in a circle at the outer e... More

1829 plateau - anorthoscope - Early photography, Public domain image

1829 plateau - anorthoscope - Early photography, Public domain image

The anamorphic disc image (A) and the perceived image when spun (B) as illustrated in Correspondance Mathématique et Physique - Tome VI (1830)

Die Gartenlaube (1892) b 452 4

Die Gartenlaube (1892) b 452 4

Bild aus Seite 452 in "Die Gartenlaube". Image from page 452 of journal Die Gartenlaube, 1892. Deutsch: keine Bildunterschrift English: no caption

Optische begoocheling op het gebied der architectuur 01

Optische begoocheling op het gebied der architectuur 01

Optical illusion in architecture Public domain photograph of architecture design drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Figure 4Wiki contrast function

Figure 4Wiki contrast function

The average sensitivity curve for sinusoidal modulated light waveforms, also called the stroboscopic effect contrast threshold function, as a function of frequency f .

Spectres on the stage - An old picture of a man standing in front of a painting

Spectres on the stage - An old picture of a man standing in front of a...

Public domain scan of artwork related to technological or industrial history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description