Satire on False Pespective by William Hogarth

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Satire on False Pespective by William Hogarth

In 1754, William Hogarth produced the following engraving for a pamphlet about linear perspective.  It features many deliberate perspective problems.  How many can you find? Continue reading the full post for a short list of some of the problems with this picture.

Vintage Quaker Oats Illusion

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Vintage Quaker Oats Optical Illusion

In the late 19th century, Quaker Oats released a pamphlet with an optical illusion on the cover.  The paper that the Quaker Man is holding below reads , “How many packages can you count?”  Do you see six or seven packages of Quaker White Oats?  Both answers are correct depending on how you look at […]

Vintage Hidden Face Illusion

Hidden Objects 28 June 2012 1 Comment

American Puzzle Card

A man’s face is hiding somewhere in this scene from an advertising puzzle card from 1880.  Can you find it?   The man’s face becomes easier to see when the image is rotated counterclockwise by ninety degrees.  The face is located on the body of the horse.

Vintage and Ambiguous

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 23 May 2012 2 Comments

Vintage and Ambiguous

Today’s illusion is from the late 19th century.  It originally appeared in a magazine called Strand in 1899.  It addition to being very old, it also happens to be quite ambiguous.  What do you see? Do you see a bearded man’s face or a pair of lovers?