Magic Mirror Movies

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Red Raven Magic Mirror Movies. Westport, CT: Morgan Development Laboratories, 1956. Original cardboard box with 5 vinyl picture discs, aluminum carousel with mirrors. Graphic Arts Collection

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Based on the Praxinoscope, this optical toy merges sound and image. Each 33 1/3 record includes images on the paper label along with a short song. While the record plays, the images are reflected into the carousel turning on the spindle and a single moving picture is created.

The Morgan Company produced these records only from 1956 to 1961. Here is one example.


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