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Dr. Einstein's Chess Board

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Claudius, Peter; Multiplex Moving Holograms
Date made: 1975
Materials: 120° integral stereogram (Multiplex); film
Measurements: 9 1/2 in x 19 in
Nomenclature: commercial
Classification: holograms

When viewer views hologram from the left or right, a chessboard with chesspieces is shown, the pieces in their starting positions, black pieces on right; as viewer moves toward center, the pieces change positions and the chessboard changes shape, changing from a square shape to having many points; by the time the viewer reaches the opposite side, the board and pieces have reverted to their original position; rainbow-colored image.

This was the first pixilated Multiplex hologram made. Chess game board is a classic forced mate in eight, five moves after the opening. Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.