America's Boy Friend

Painted metal

America

c. 1896

72" x 9" x 13"

 

Mutoscope with a reel showing Harold Lloyd.

 

2909

 


Mutoscope

Paper

America

c. 1900

4" x 2 1/2" x 3"

 

A Mutoscope toy. You look in either opening and can see a lithographed print of a horse race. You turn the handle, and instead of the view changing the lid opens to a box below, apprarently a place to keep little treasures.

 

0514


Fun One Cent

John Sloan

Etching

America

1905

5" x 7"

 

Three girls taking a view in one of the many Mutoscopes in the amusement center. John Sloan wrote about this print," The Nickelodean with its hand-cranked moving photographs, was one of the attractions preceding the moving-picture theatres....From John Sloan, New York Etchings." 1978.

 

1421


Robert Riggs

Rotogravure

America

1938

6" x 8"

 

Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, NY

 

3075