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Grandma's Reading Glass (1900)

A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified.

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A child borrows his grandmother's magnifying glass to look at a newspaper ad for Bovril, at a watch, and then at a bird. The child shows grandma what he is doing. The child looks next at grandma's eye, then at a kitten. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Playful & Innovative Little Feature
24 May 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This little feature is both playful and innovative, with an idea that allowed plenty of room for creativity. Most of it simply shows a young boy playing with "Grandma's Reading Glass", and as simple as the idea is, it opens up a new realm of possibilities. This picture must have been one of the very earliest, if not the earliest, to experiment with different points of view in such a way.

Even aside from the innovation, it is also generally interesting to watch in itself. At least one of the boy's uses of the reading glass leads to a pretty unusual sight. Even the more commonplace images still do a reasonable job of bringing out the spirit of jaunty experimentation that characterize both the technique and the content of this pleasant little film.


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