John Wesley Hyatt and his brother Isaiah patent celluloid, basing themselves on Alexander Parkes' discoveries with plasticized nitrocellulose.


Astronomer Pierre Jules Janssen obtains the first photographic sequence with the "photographic revolver": Venus passing in front of the Sun.

1877 Frenchman Émile Reynaud invents the praxinoscope

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Eadweard Muybridge takes the first series of photographic images of a moving animal.

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