The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

How photography represents images in action

Series of illustrations show how Edward Hill Amet's moving picture machine works. Images include: men standing around a motion picture camera on a tripod on the Tribune corner, the machine that prints pictures sixty feet long, example film strips, the magniscope, and Edwin Hill Amet (the inventor of the magniscope) standing next to one of his moving-picture cameras. Signed by O'Shaughnessy.


24.7 x 29.8 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English

  • still image
  • text

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (April 4, 1897), Part 5, p. 1

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