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A Thousand Hands

by Nicholas Sammond

From its origins, American industrial animation has celebrated the intensive labor of making cartoons. Animators such as Winsor McCay celebrated their own labor. Managers such as J.R. Bray celebrated their ability to control the hands of animators, often in humorous ways. This is one such piece.

Bray on Comics

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A reproduction of a 1917 article by founder of industrial animation John Randolph Bray.

from Photoplay Magazine (1917)
Creator: James Quirk
Distributor: NYPL
Posted by Nicholas Sammond