I have joined the backward Alphabet with Lynne ..............
but I have to confess I forgot about it until I read her blog!
Z is for
It was invented by William Horner and englishman in 1834, but it didn't become popular until 1860's until it was patented in England and America. An American called William F. Lincoln gave it the name Zoetrope which means 'wheel of life'
Pictures are drawn on to a strip of paper or card and set at the bottom inside of a drum. The same drawing is drawn slightly different each time. The upper part of the drum has slits to look through as it is spun.
The first moving film.