Kaleidoscope 3.7 ^HOT^
View the world through an artistic lens with the wooden Kaleidoscope! Little ones can put their favorite objects inside and experience a swirling explosion of brilliant colors. They can also explore objects around them and see what they discover through the lens. As educational as it is entertaining, this kaleidoscope fosters creativity, imaginative thinking and curiosity.
In 1847, Charles Busch (1825-1900) emigrated from Prussia to the United States. He had a successful rope-making business and used microscopes to examine the fibers of his ropes. As a microscopist, he served for a short time as an assistant to Professor Louis Agassiz, which then led him to study telescopes and kaleidoscopes. Eventually, in 1870. he gave up rope-making and turned to manufacturing parlor kaleidoscopes, making them by the thousands. Reportedly, their quality was superb. When he moved to Claremont, New Hampshire in 1875, he set up a little room in his house and manufactured 5,000 more units working with his daughter.
It is tempting to speculate that the Tyson family had acquired an actual kaleidoscope and that the crazy mesmerizing jumble of colorful fragments had indeed influenced the then-daring layout of this quilt. 041b061a72