Joseph Plateau and Simon von Stampfer simultaneously invent the phenakistiscope, the first instrument to reproduce the illusion of movement by breaking it down into a series of drawings.
William Horner invents the daedaleum, marketed later as the zoetrope.
Charles Wheatstone defines the principle of the stereoscopic image and performs the first demonstrations.
Presentation in Paris of the Daguerreotype, by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre.
It begins in the 1890s >>
Television and video
It begins in the 1860s >>
It begins in the 1850s >>