Now for the first time on the Internet, you can see the herky jerky first flicker of naughty motion pictures as Edison must have seen them in Orange, N.J. in the 1890s when he was inventing the movie camera. (Edison bought 100 stop-action photo plates from eccentric English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.)

For your viewing pleasure, press any of the buttons below to see a very brief movie clip.

(I've edited them and chosen a format that takes only a minute or so to load. The first run through is slow, then your browser should move it along faster. Your "Stop" button will freeze-frame any loop.)




--As a bonus, check out this

Triumph of the Human Spirit, persevering, overcoming.

It's a small file, go ahead, try it. (30K)


You can go back to the last list of choices or the cover to return to the opening screen.