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Holmes stereoscope viewer

Item is a Holmes stereoscope with a detachable pedestal made to be a handheld stereoscope or standing stereoscope.Originally designed by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), the Holmes stereoscope became the prototype for all stereoscopes of the 19t...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Pontioscope viewer

This item is an optical instrument designed to create larger three-dimensional experiences from a two-dimensional photograph. Item is made of wood and has two sets of lenses made to enlarge images. Lenses also create different effects: "day e...

Ponti, Carlo

Kromskop stereoscopic table viewer

Item is a Kromskop viewer developed by Frederic E. Ives in 1895. Item comes with 1 monochrome transparency made from 3 colour separation negatives layered together; these transparencies were often referred to as kromograms. Kromograms were known a...

Wooden pedestal stereoscope viewer

Item is a wooden Holmes style stereoscope attached to a pedestal. Stereoscope viewer is made of cardboard and lined with velvet. Viewer is able to bend at the base.This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as ...

Cabinet and CDV album

Album is a Victorian cabinet card and CDV album, manufactured by D.L.R. & Co., containing 25 mounted albumen portrait photographs. Studios are from Melbourne, Australia and Yeovil, Somerset, England.

Grouzelle

Wooden shutter

Item is a wooden time shutter that could be mounted on any plate camera. Is still functional. The spring wound mechanism oerates a sil curtain to open and close.

Oakham House dogs

Two cast iron golden retriever dogs used as horse ties when house first built.The dogs were designed by architect William Thomas to hitch horses to and were located in front of his Oakham House residence. Thomas lived in the house until his death ...

Thomas, William, 1799-1860

Achromatic stereoscope viewer

Item is a wooden and brass stereoscope with wooden hood cover. 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 ...

Portrait Photo Album

1 photo album, with two metal hooks and a black fabric back cover. Meant for containing portraits. Most portraits are of individuals, with a few of pairs or groups. Subjects are adults and children.

Portrait Photo Album

1 photo album with a burgundy cover, with a black border, possibly made of wood. It has two hooks to close the album. Meant for containing portraits. Most portraits are of individuals, with a few of pairs. Subjects are adults and children.

Assorted Cabinet Cards

Cabinet card by a variety of publishers. Mostly portraits with some landscapes, and a comedy.13 cards by S. H. Ray5 cards by Notman & Sandham5 cards by J. W. Grealy2 cards by Wm. H. Leonard2 cards by Beazell2 cards by Ray & Maxwell2 cards ...

Natural philosophy, Part I

One copy of 'Natural philosophy, Part I : including statics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, dynamics, hydrodynamics, the general theory of undulations, the science of sound, the mechanical theory of music, etc. designed for the use of normal and g...

[Portrait of Man with Mustache]

Item consists of a black and white photograph of a man with a mustache. The man is wearing a suit, vest and tie, and is looking off to the left. Behind him is a plain white backdrop. He has a large mustache that connects to his sideburns. The phot...

Toronto Normal School Hand-Bell

Brass hand-bell with black wooden handle belonged to Dr. James Carlyle, the fourth Head master of the Boys Model School (1858-1871) and Mathematical Master of the Toronto Normal School (1871-1893).

Magic Lantern Slide, Series II

Majority of printed images depict battles(Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Port Arthur, Second Boer War) and there a couple slides with depictions of generals, as well. Other slides depict train passing through town, people riding small animals, and ...

Kodak XL 362 movie outfit

Item consists of a Kodak XL 362 movie outfit, including camera, 4 AA--size batteries, wrist strap, and eye cup. Originally also included a super 8 cartridge of Kodak type G Ektachrome 160 movie film.

Biunial Magic Lantern

A large biunial mahogany and brass magic lantern. Biunial or double lens projectors have two separate optical systems that allow transition effects such as dissolves between slides.

Lampascope Boule

The Lampascope Boule is a circular magic lantern projector with a hole at the base. This consumer lantern was meant to be placed on top of an oil lamp for home use. Lampascope projectors were elaborately painted with bright colours. This lantern i...

Auguste Lapierre

Portrait Photo Album

1 brown cardboard photo album, with a smaller album in the back and a metal ring. Meant for containing portraits. Most portraits are of individuals, with a few of groups. Subjects are adults and children.

Premo Box Camera

Item consists of a Premo 4x5 inch plate camera with 1 plate holder within. This camera opens a the top for reloading. It has a [stiff] safety shutter, a two speed shutter, two viewfinders, an adjustable diaphragm, and two tripod sockets. The plate...

Late Victorian cabinet card album

Item is a late Victorian cabinet card album on a metal stand, with slots for 54 photographs and a storage drawer. Album cover is celluloid, wood and velvet and features floral and aviary scenes. Pages are illuminated with a gold, printed floral pa...

The Rock, White Rock, BC

Items consists of a post card of a 4 men and 4 women standing and sitting on a large rock. Image is circular and likely shot on an early Kodak Brownie. On the front, above the image someone has handwritten in pencil "The Rock", and below...

Unknown box camera

Item consists of a sheet film wooden box camera with brown leather covering, for 4.5" x 3.5" exposures on sheet film. Manufacturer unknown. Includes 2 wooden film holders.

Stereoscopic views boxset

This item is a wooden stereoscopic box set with hand held viewer. Viewer is able to fold on top of itself and is made of wood and leather. Box has 45 stereoscopic slides made from various publishing studios such as Kilburn and Underwood & Unde...

Detective camera

Item is a wooden, leather-covered Waterbury Improved Detective Camera. The design is a simple box format with film holders accessed through a door at the rear, and shutter assembly inside the front of box. On the inside of the plate holder door, a...

Helioscopic Magic Lantern

A Helioscopic Magic Lantern with its original three-wick oil light tank. This model was created by English lantern and slide manufacturer and retailer Walter Clement Tyler, who opened a shop in London in 1885. The Helioscopic is one of Tyler'...

Walter Tyler

Verascope stereo camera (Jules Richard)

Item is a french metal stereoscopic camera manufactured by Jules Richard. Brand on the back of the camera states that this object was manufactured in Paris, France then retailed through Felix Neumann Photohaus Studio in Austria. Manufactures typic...

Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle

Item consists of a Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle, a rigid-bodied binocular camera. One lens is for viewing and the other is for taking single exposures. This jumelle-type camera is not a stereo camera. The magazine holds 12 plates that are 4.5 x ...

Portrait of three children

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Dixon/ Cor. King & Yonge Sts./ TORONTO." Photograph is a full length portrait of three children, with the youngest wearing a velvet coat, tartan skirt and m...

Dixon, Samuel J.

Lanterna Magica

Item is a child's, oil lamp magic lantern set manufactured by German company Ernst Planck. The set contains a tin projector, two-part lens, oil lamp, and 12 lantern slides. Instructions for use are printed in German, French, and English on th...

Stereo-graphoscope viewer (unknown)

Item is a wooden stereoscope with binocular like lenses and a wooden hood. Stereograph card holder does not slide and handle bends onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimension...

[Portrait of a Boy]

Item consists of a black and white photograph of a young boy. The young boy is wearing a formal suit and tie, and is looking off to the right. The photograph was shot in H.E. Peagam's studio in Toronto, Ontario. H.E. Peagam was photographer t...

H.E. Peagam

Toy Magic Lantern

Red lacquered, barrel shaped children's toy magic lantern. Simple model that could be used with a candle. Manufactured by the German toy company 'Gebrüder Bing'. Ignaz Bing and his brother Adolph Bing founded the retail company sell...

Gebruder Bing

Tin stereoscope viewer (De Jong)

Item is a compact green tin stereoscope viewer adorned with a gold leaf and painted floral design. Item is collapsible. Manufacture's brand is stamped between viewer lenses. Item comes with two silver gelatin stereoscopes from the Pocket Rot...

Long Focus Premo

Item is a medium format studio camera. It resembles the Premo Sr., but features an extra long bellows that extends out the back of the camera. It is made of wood and polished laquered brass, and the body is covered with fine black leather. It is f...

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