Item 2018.09.02.109 - Exposition universelle interinationale stereoscope viewer (H.C. White)

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Exposition universelle interinationale stereoscope viewer (H.C. White)

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  • [ca. 1901] (Manufacturing)
    H.C. White Co.

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscope ; 15 x 30 x 15 cm

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Item is a wooden handheld Holmes styled stereoscope and a red velvet lined aluminium hooded viewer. Hood has floral engravings and branded with the H.C. White Co. medallion in the centre. Handle bends back onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object : Pat'd July 28.03 Pat'd. July.23.03.

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Good condition. Velvet lining is experiencing some wear and tearing.

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Collected by the late Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass and donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Gail Bass in 2018.


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