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Picture of the Month (June 2009)
Dedicated User Captions:
1. high five!
2. big brother is grabbing you
3. In the late 19th century transparent gloves were quite fashionable (by YSL)

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Megascope projection of the human hand
The Megascope enables projections of untransparent images and photographs. Furthermore, three-dimensional opaque objects, such as a watch with its movement, small flowers or a human hand, appear, with the shades and shadows, like real objects. This illustration was published in a Manual of Experimentation from 1877.

Related Items:
- A general review of the Projection Method by Carl Jacobj from 1927
- Morton S. Biskind on The Demonstration of Biologic Experiments by Optical Projection Methods (1928)
- Optic Projection by H. S. and H. P. Gage introduces several projectors, as the Magic Lantern, Projections Microscope or Moving Picture Machine

Picture Source:
Dolbear, A. E. 1877. The Art of Projecting. A Manual of Experimentation in Physics, Chemistry, and Natural History with the Porte Lumière and Magic Lantern. Boston: Lee & Shepard

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