**Note** The optical toy section of our site has been rearranged and updated with additional pages that focus on individual types of our optical toys. If the information you seek is no longer on this page please check the new site map of this section below.

optical toys

We love optical and motion toys. These toys, once called philosophical toys, have an important place in the history and development of photography and cinema but they are also fun!. We have several examples of the magic lantern, Zoetrope (wheel of life), and Praxinoscope, as well as a Phenakistoscope, a Polyrama Panoptique, a Kinora, Mutoscope, and flip books. On the left is a arrangement of a few of the toys that you will find on the linked pages.

Optical Toys in our collection
Persistence of Vision Toys
- The Thaumatrope
- The Zoetrope
- The Praxinoscope
- The Phenakistoscope
- Flip Books
Our Peepshow Toys
- Diorama Prints
- Peepshow Changing Views
- Peepshow images
Our Zograscope Viewer
Our Magic Lanterns
- Magic Lantern Graphics
- Magic Lantern Slides


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**NOTE** All items on the Collection of Collections web site are in our private collection and are NOT for sale. From time to time duplicate items from our collection will be offered for sale in the Do You Remember This? shop on the GoAntiques cyber mall. Visit the Do You Remember This? inventory page for photographica and toaster related collectibles.

Please feel free to write us if you want to chat or share information about areas we collect but we will NOT give appraisals.

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Updated on 11/2004