Rising Sun

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Magic lantern slide, optical toy. On black field, white disk at center, surrounded by ring of pierced stars. Radiating toward circumference of the pattern are thirty-two white rays, alternating with thirty-two pierced clear rays. White rays are tinged with pink at their notched extremities.
Credit Line
Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
ca. 1780
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made in
Savoy, France
Cut paper on wood frame
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
toys & games
Object Name
Lantern slide
Lantern slide