Hand Shadows For Everyone

A picture taken from the Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Trousset, published in Paris between 1886 – 1891.

 

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According to the caption, the various examples of hand shadow puppetry shown in this picture can be reproduced to cast on a wall the silhouettes of the following animals: a reindeer, a chamois, a ewe, a camel, a pig, a goose, a wolf, a goat, an elephant, a hare, a bear, an ox, a dog, a butterfly, an ass.

[via the wonderful Old Book Illustrations blog]

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