It's Halloween, folks. That means your two weeks of costumed partying finally are drawing to end. To send off Halloween 2013 in style, this Morning Buzz is going old school -- early 19th century old school.
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Richard Balzer is fascinated with early animation technology.
He's been credited as the preserver of "the lost early animation masterpieces" , thanks to his extensive collection of 19th-century drawings, photographs, and optical devices.
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For roughly 40 years, this native New Yorker has searched for and salvaged these artistic artifacts, and, in the past five years, he's curated them into a virtual museum.
Now, the works have taken on a new life, as Balzer has turned these pieces of early animation into modern-day GIFS. Available on his Tumblr, The Richard Balzer Collection, these fascinating glimpses into early illustration are as curious as they are creepy.
For a full look at these optical tricks and treats, visit dickbalzer.tumblr.com.