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EDISON Collection

The Edison Collection displays animated GIFs excerpted from historical, copyright-free videos produced by Edison Company from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Source: Internet Archive.

Giphoscope n. 59 | Amy Muller (1896)

The Giphoscope n° 59 displays an animated GIF excerpted from a short black & white film recorder at Edison’s Black Maria Studio, directed by William Heise and with vaudeville dancer Amy Muller. In the video, Amy performs a portion of her stage routine, which features dancing on her toes.
The Amy Muller Giphoscope has a brass frame with silver plated details on a black marquina marble base.


Price: € 649, delivery worldwide included.

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Giphoscope n. 125 | Caicedo with pole (1894)

Animated GIF from a film released in 1894 by the Scottish inventor, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison. The film is the one of the very first to be captured on the Kinetograph, the machine invented by Dickson. The acrobat is Juan A. Caiceo, known as “King of the slack wire”.

The Giphoscope n. 125 has an aluminum frame with black velvet details and black painted wood base with aluminum plaque.


Price: € 249, delivery worldwide included.

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Giphoscope n. 206 | Eugen Sandow  (1894)

Animated GIF of the German pioneering bodybuilder Eugen Sandow. His resemblance to the physiques found on classical Greek and Roman sculpture was no accident, as he measured the statues in museums and helped to develop “The Grecian Ideal” as a formula for the “perfect physique.” Sandow built his physique to the exact proportions of his Grecian Ideal, and is considered the father of modern bodybuilding, as one of the first athletes to intentionally develop his musculature to predetermined dimensions.According to vaudeville historian Joe Laurie, Jr. Sandow – who was managed by Flo Ziegfeld – was ‘the greatest of the strong men and who received the most publicity’. 


Price: € 249, delivery worldwide included.

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