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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Egerton & Wm. Smith & Co.
Culture:British; English
Title:Zograscope; Perspective mirror; Optical diagonal machine; Peep show
Date Made:early 19th century
Type:Recreational Gear
Materials:Wood, glass, paper, and paint
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England; Liverpool
Measurements:Overall: 22 7/16 in x 16 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 57 cm x 41.3 cm x 8.9 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.1957.1.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Wooden case, made to look like a large book. The top opens out and has a wooden prop that keeps the top open at an angle. There is a hinged mirror panel, that has a wire prop that folds down to hold it out. The lid of the box is a circular glass window with a sliding panel that opens. When it is open, it reflects what is in the bottom of the case. Label inside: "Egerton & Wm. Smith & Co., Opticians, Mathematical Instrument Makers, Chart-Sellers, Printers, and Stationers, At their Old Established Navigation Shop, No. 18 (Middle of) Pool-Lane, Liverpool."

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perspective

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