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Kinopocket French flip book depicting newlyweds

 Collection — Box: BW-6
Identifier: MS-0792

Scope and Contents

Rewritten from dealer description:

This item is a flip book, also known as a folioscope, containing one hundred and thirty-eight gelatin silver prints measuring 4 x 5 cm, created in Paris in the early 1900s. The scene depicts a bride and groom as their car pulls up amid a throng of onlookers. The couple’s identity is unknown, but the size of the crowd implies that they may have been celebrities, or the party was conspicuous enough to attract the public’s attention. Towards the end of the scene, the reflection of a figure appears in the windshield of the approaching car. The vantage-point of the filming and the stance of the figure suggest this might be the camera-person. The prints are contained in the original beige printed covers with two metal rings punched in the margins. The back cover notes the details of the publisher: “Kinopocket No… Opéra Corner, 38 Ave de l'Opéra Corner, Paris, Tel: Gut: 10-32”, while the front cover reads “Kinopocket. Patented The World Over. Creation Exclusive D. Innovation.” The flip book is contained within the original brown paper‐covered slipcase with a printed paper label, which notes the same information as the front cover.


  • Creation: early 1900s


Language of Materials

This item contains text in both French and English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

The name "Kinopocket" is printed on the case and cover of the item and is likely the creator. A Paris address accompanies the name, indicating that it was a French company active in the early 1900s. No further creator information is available on Kinopocket.


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This item is a flip book containing gelatin silver prints which depict a pair of newlyweds as their car arrives amid a crowd of onlookers. The flip book was created in Paris in the early 1900s by a company called Kinopocket. There is currently no additional creator information available on Kinopocket.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. in August 2016, with support from the Paul Eric Slusser Memorial Fund.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in November 2017.

Guide to the Kinopocket French flip book depicting newlyweds
Kristen Diehl
November 2017
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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