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Maskelyne & Cooks automaton, Psycho



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Maskelyne & Cooks automaton, Psycho

Maskelyne & Cooks thought-reading, whist playing automaton, Psycho, as demonstrated at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London

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1875 Automata Automaton Cook Cooke Illusion Invention Inventions Maskelyne Piccadilly Robot Robots Thought Turban Whist Psycho


10"x8" (25x20cm) Table Top Metal Print

Step into the captivating world of 19th-century mysticism with our exclusive Metal Print of Maskelyne & Cook's Automaton, Psycho, from Mary Evans Picture Library. This intriguing artifact, showcased at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London, was believed to read thoughts and play whist during a game of chess, leaving audiences in awe. Our high-quality Metal Print brings the allure of this historical marvel into your home or office. The sleek, metallic finish adds an air of sophistication and intrigue, making it a unique conversation starter. Embrace the mystery and wonder of the past with this stunning addition to your decor.

Table Top Metal Prints feature rounded corners and an easel back for easy display. Available in two sizes, 18x13cm (7x5) or 25x20cm (10x8). Lightweight and vibrant, they are perfect for displaying artwork and are guaranteed to add style to any desk or table top. The unique material is fade, moisture, chemical and scratch resistant to help ensure this art lasts a lifetime.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
Maskelyne & Cook's Automaton, Psycho: A Peek into the Victorian World of Illusions and Inventions This photograph depicts the famous thought-reading automaton, Psycho, as demonstrated by the esteemed duo, Maskelyne & Cook, at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London, during the 1870s. The automaton, with its intricate design and mysterious aura, is a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of the Victorian era. Maskelyne & Cook, renowned for their illusion shows, presented Psycho as an extraordinary invention that could read the thoughts of men by observing their gestures and movements over a table spread with playing cards. The turbaned figure in the foreground, believed to be Cook, skillfully manipulates the automaton, while two men in suits, intrigued and amused, lean in for a closer look. The automaton, with its intricate mechanisms and complex workings, was a marvel of its time. The Victorian fascination with science, technology, and the supernatural is evident in the crowd gathered around the table, eager to witness this extraordinary spectacle. The Egyptian Hall, with its grandeur and historical significance, provided the perfect backdrop for this mind-boggling illusion. Psycho, a product of the 1870s, represents the intersection of science, magic, and entertainment during the Victorian era. This photograph offers a glimpse into a bygone era, where the boundaries between reality and illusion were blurred, and the imagination knew no limits. Maskelyne & Cook's Automaton, Psycho, remains an enduring symbol of the Victorian fascination with the unknown and the extraordinary.

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