1700 - c.1731
First optical boxes or Mondo Nuovo shows and beginning of the mass production of optical views.
S. J. Rhaneus describes the first glass plate for a magic lantern with a mechanism to make the projected image move.
Johann Heinrich Schulze demonstrates that silver nitrate turns black when exposed to the sunlight.
Englishman Robert Baker inaugurates the panorama in Edinburgh.
Belgian Étienne-Gaspard Robert, alias Robertson, begins his magic lantern shows, called Phantasmagorias, in Paris
It begins in the 1820s >>
It begins in the 1890s >>
Television and video
It begins in the 1860s >>
It begins in the 1850s >>