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World War 2 recovery centre and family photography album with stereoscopic viewer
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- Graphic material
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[ca. 1948] (Manufacturing)
- A.P. Manners LTD.
- United Kingdom
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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscope ; 54 photographic images : 8 black and white stereoscopic glass plates, 46 black and white silver gelatin prints
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Item is a cardboard boxed filled with 54 stereoscopic images. Item comes with one handheld, compact, metal accordion fold black stereoscope. 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. Images are vernacular photographs sent to A.P. Manners Ltd. to develop, print, and then return images to photographers. Written by previous owners on a small yellow post-it-note : recoverying from W.W. II English Military Sectary.
Written on box : A.P. Manners Ltd. Finest Quality Developing, Printing, Enlarging and 35 mm Process In Services Photographic and Cine Specialists, 11 Westover Road, Bournemouth.
Working condition. Some glass plates are cracked. Some silver gelatin prints have yellowing and fading. Box containing objects is peeling and falling apart.
Immediate source of acquisition
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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Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction