Carmontelle's Landscape Transparencies - Louis de Carmontelle was an eighteenth-century French
painter and garden designer. He painted a series of panoramas on translucent paper that became a popular source of entertainment at royal court gatherings. These rolled-up transparencies (rouleaux transparents) were cranked through a backlit viewing
box, and were accompanied by storytelling. Some of the scrolls have survived and are housed at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Watch a video of one of the "roll transparencies" filmed by The Getty Museum. To learn more, check out the book Carmontelle's Landscape Transparencies by Laurence Chatel de Brancion.