Jan 26, 2010

Early Peep Shows

A peep show or peepshow is an exhibition of pictures, objects or people viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass. This may or may not be a sex show, although the latter kind has eventually become the most common usage of the term since the advent of cinema and television. which largely replaced the various kinds of entertainment provided by wandering showmen.
The earliest known peep shows are the perspective views said to have been painted in transparent colors on glass and lighted from behind for various effects, from sunshine to moonlight, by Leon Battista Alberti in 1437.

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