Electric body lights, 19th century

Electric body lights, 19th century

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Caption: Electric body lights. These lights are carried on the body and are designed to be powered from an overhead cable. This design was by the French scientist and photographer Etienne-Jules Marey and his assistant George Demeny, and may have been used in stage or photographic settings. Artwork from the ninth volume (first period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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