Stereoscopic photography

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  • Refers to techniques used to produce the appearance of three-dimensionality in photographs by using two images made at slightly different positions, mounting them side by side, and viewing the pair through a stereoscope or other device. This type of photography was extremely popular in the Victorian period. The process was described in 1832, but the techniques were perfected only after 1856, when a twin-lens camera was designed to take two pictures of the same scene simultaneously. The viewpoints of the photographs were 2 1/2 inches apart, which is approximately the normal distance between human eyes.

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Stereoscopic photography

  • UF stereography (picture-taking technique)
  • UF photography, stereoscopic
  • UF stereophotography

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Nishika N8000

Item is a four-lens, three-dimensional camera, originally developed by the Nimslo company, the Nishika copies were created after Nimslo was taken over by Nishika in 1989. The camera has a plastic body and 4 identical lenses, a fixed 1/60th shutter that exposes the four square images in synch. When exposed, the 35mm film had to be sent to specialty labs equipped for autostereo (lenticular) colour printing, which produced a true stereo image without the use of glasses. This process was also developed by Nims and Lo, of the original company.

Kodak Stereo

Item is a stereo camera for creating two 24 x 24 mm exposures on standard 35mm cartridge film. The camera has a built in sprit level to ensure that ideal stereo effect is achieved. Kodak produced a corresponding Kodaslide Stereo Viewer and proprietary stereo slide holders for viewing images shot with the camera. Lenses are Kodak Anaston F3.5/35mm with a Kodak Flash 200 shutter.

Kodak stereo transparencies

Item consists of 82 Kodachrome and Anscochrome stereo colour transparencies, fragments of developed 35mm colour film, and a paper index. The paper index indicates that the images are of Fort York, Kaplan Kids - Vancouver, Miami - 1958 - Greenes, Bobby's Birthdays, The House, The Family, Friends + Relatives, Cities - Ottawa Montreal Quebec, Winter - Hockey, Grey Cup - 1956, Golf Partners, Balfour Beach - The Pachters, Bank of Commerce Building, Friends and Relatives - Neufelds - Edmonton - Naplaus Vancouver.

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Kodachrome Stereo Transparencies

Item consists of 80 Kodachrome and Anscochrome stereo colour transparencies, fragments of developed 35mm colour film, 3 35mm slides, and 1 paper index in a blue case with the wordds Busch Verascope on a plate on the front. Images are snapshots of family, sports games, landscapes, The Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian Rockies. boating, beaches, Arowhon Pines, Lake Mistassini, New York City, and various fur fasions being modeled.

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Advertising Brochure for Keystone Stereoscopic Viws

The form advertises that stereoscopic photographs by Keystone View Co. can now be borrowed at the local library and viewed using the stereoscopic viewers they have available. Brochure outlines what they are, the process and contextualizes the cards, stating that they also carry pictures for rural people. Also includes images of people looking at the cards and a couple pictures of people going through the process to borrow stereocards

Coronet "3-D"

Item is an inexpensive plastic "3-D" stereo camera made by the Coronet Camera Company. The camera has a binocular viewfinder for 4 stereo pairs or 8 single exposures and uses 127 film for 4.5 x 5 cm exposures, featuring a single speed shutter, 1/50, and a twin f11 meniscus fixed-focus lenses.

Kodak Stereo Camera

Item is a brown Kodak Stereo Camera for two 23 x 24 mm exposures on standard 35mm cartridge film. The camera had a built in sprit level to ensure ideal stereo effect was achieved. Kodak produced a corresponding Kodaslide Stereo Viewer and proprietary stereo slide holders for images shot with this camera. Lenses are Kodak Anaston F3.5/35mm with a Kodak Flash 200 shutter. The viewfinder is between the two lenses.

Nimslo 3D

Item is a four-lens, three-dimensional camera developed by Jerry Curtis Nims and Allen Kwok Wah Lo and manufactured in the UK. The camera has a plastic body and 4 identical lenses, coupled with a shutter that exposes the four square images in synch. When exposed, 35mm film was sent to the Nimslo Co. in England and a few other specialty labs. The customer received developed, autostereo (lenticular) colour prints, which allow a true stereo image without the use of glasses. This process was also developed by Nims and Lo.

Stereo Realist 1042

Item is a stereo camera produced in the early 1950's when the format became widely popular with amateur photographers. The camera uses 35mm film, has 2 anastigmat lenses, 3.5/35mm with a shutter speed of 1-1/150. The camera has a flash synch on the top.

Fed CTEPEO stereo camera

Item is a 35mm stereo camera with CdS metering. Manual or automatic exposure. 24 x 29mm images. Industar-81 F2.8/38mm lenses. Comes with leather pouch, sun shades, small parts, and hard plastic case.

Keystone Ophthalmic Telebinocular Viewer

Item is an Ophthalmic Telebinocular Viewer manufactured by Keystone View Co., for use in optometry for vision testing. To be used with Keystone stereoscopic target slides. Item includes metal box, with two stereoscopic photographs of the Grand Canyon. Engraved on object: "Keystone View Co. Meadville. PA. USA. Patented No.1.703.787"

Multi-Vue stereoscopic viewer kit

This item is a promotional stereoscopic kit given out by Chevrolet General Motors photography to display interiors and exteriors of their new car line. Each image is titled with the car name. The 3D viewer is black and made from metal and plastic. The viewer comes with a built-in light that requires C batteries. Stereoscopic cards are placed through the slot in the bottom of the stereoscope, next the image would be viewed through the viewer. Lens can be adjusted by the metal knobs on the side to correct vision. A push-down button on the body of the viewer turns on a small internal light bulb which brightens the stereoscopic transparencies. This makes the image easier to see. Box of kit is made from cardboard and leather with snap buttons to open and close. Slots within the box divide and house viewer and stereographs.

Tru-Vue viewer box set (Tru-Vue company)

Item is a brown plastic 3D viewer built with a push-down lever between the lenses. The lever is designed to rotate a reel containing three-dimensional black and white 35 mm acetate film manufactured by Tru-Vue Company. Images are inserted through the slot on the left side of the lenses. Item comes with square plastic windows to illuminate backs of transparencies on view. Once the film is circulated, it rewinds itself on the right hand side of the viewer. Item comes in original box with 4 original films depicting Pikes Peak Region and Depth Photography. Item also comes with instructions on how to use the Tru-Vue set and an additional business reply card with more instructions for the camera.

Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Viewer (model G)

Item is a beige plastic Model G View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. the 3D viewer includes original packaging, a GAF View-Master Stereo Viewer box nearly identical to the Sawyer's version of the viewer. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. This item comes with a promotional reel depicting different reel themes available for purchase through Sawyer's Inc. Reel is made of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. This may explain why the packaging and object were nearly identical but branded differently.

View-Master Lighted 3D

Item is a handheld red plastic View-Master. The 3D viewer includes one a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting promotional themed images of famous popular culture and cartoon characters. Reels for View-Master were sold through Tycho Industries, Inc. Reels were manufactured by Tycho Industries Inc. in Portland, Oregon, USA. Whereas, the View-Master was manufactured in New Jersey, USA. The yellow lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light or by bulb. Bulb is powered by 2 ‘AA’ batteries that are fit into a compartment beneath the viewer. A yellow push down button on the front of the viewer controls bulb. Written on object : View-Master Lighted 3D

Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Viewer (model C)

Item is a handheld plastic black Model C View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. from the mid-1940's to mid-1950's. This model was the first of its kind to have a slot for reels to be placed in for viewing. The metal lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, the user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three-dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. Later Model C editions came with an attachable bulb. The 3D viewer included a Royal Canadian Mountain Police sticker.

Written on object : Sawyer's View-Master Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Can Pat.406893 Other Pat. Pend. U.S. Pat. 2189285. Brit. Pat. 538492. Made in U.S.A. Other Pat. Pend. Portland-Ore.

Stereoscopic view magic 3-D viewer

Item is a over/under print viewer manufactured by Viewmagic to view physical or digital born images as three-dimensional objects. The 3D viewer converts 4 x 6 inch prints, which is a not a suitable format size for stereoscopes, into functioning stereographic images. Prisms in the item direct right eye vision upwards and left eye vision down. By swaying forward and back the two images begin to fuse together to mimic a three-dimensional image. Item comes in original unopned package and instruction manuals. Written on object : View Magic Dimension Press Harvard. MA 10451-0083 Made in U.S.A.

Sawyer's view-master lighted stereoscopic viewer (Model H)

Item is a circular beige plastic Model H View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. The long advanced lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. Light bar is on the top of the viewer with battery compact on the bottom of the feet. Written on the object : Sawyer's View-Master Lighted Viewer

Sawyer's View-Master stereo viewer (model G)

Item is a beige plastic Model G View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three-dimensional image. The 3D viewer can be used with ambient light. This item comes with a GAF reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting a scene from A.B.C. show S.W.A.T. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. Written on the object: made in U.S.A. GAF Corporation Portland, Oregon T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.-Marca Reg.- Marque Deposee Belgium Pat. 493.128.

Sawyer's View-Master stereo viewer (model G)

Item is a red plastic Model G View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, the user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three-dimensional image. The 3D viewer can be used with ambient light. This item comes with a GAF reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting a kitchen interior designs from ca. 1960. In the mid-1960's Sawyer's was acquired as a subsidiary by GAF. Written on object: made in Belgium T.M.REG. U.S. Pat. Off.- Marque Deposee Belgium Pat.493.128.

GAF red and white view-master (Model G)

Item is a handheld red and white plastic View-Master containing a promotional reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies sold through GAF. The 3D viewer was manufactured by GAF Corporation in Portland, Oregon, USA. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable. In 1939, General Aniline & Film Corporation (GAF) merged with Agfa-Ansco, finally operating under Anitec until 1998. Item comes in original packaging. Written on object : GAF (Canada) Ltd. 70 Alexdon Rd. Drownsview On.

Meoskon 3D viewer

This item is a bakelite black 3D viewer with a white push down lever designed to switch three-dimensional reels. The object comes in original blue and white box base. Reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, the user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three-dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light.

Lestrade stereoscopic 3D viewer

Item is a white plastic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Lestrade in France. Body of the 3D viewer is held together by rivets with a metal advance lever between the lenses. Item used stereo cards cards with transparencies. Cards are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. Viewer can be used with ambient light. Item comes in original box and with original 1970 catalogue listing all the stereo cards, attachments and other stereoscopic product available through Lestrade.

Sawyer's View Master 3D viewer (Model C)

Item is a handheld plastic black Model C View-Master 3D viewer manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. from the mid-1940's to mid-1950's. This model was the first of its kind to have a slot for reels to be placed in for viewing. The metal lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. The light attachment bulb came as a later edition for the View-Master Model C. Attachment was screwed onto viewer with push down red button that switches bulb on and off. Item also comes with 1 reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm black and white transparencies of World War 2 battle scenes.

Written on object : Sawyer's View-Master Reg.US.PAT.OFF. U.S. Pat. 2189.285. Can.PAT.406893 Brit.PAT.538492 Other PAT. PEND. Made in U.S.A. Portland-ORE.

Big Bird 3D camera viewer

Item is a blue plastic camera shaped three-dimensional viewer. The 3D viewer has a built-in reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Sesame Street characters teaching the alphabet. Unlike traditional View-Masters, this reel cannot be removed. A small Big Bird with his own camera sits on top of the body of the viewer. This object was designed for children's entertainment and education. A orange push down button on the front of the camera is used to switch scenes. Written on the front of the camera is the Sesame Street Logo.

Lestrade stereoscopic 3D viewer

Item is a white plastic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Lestrade in France. Body of the 3D viewer is held together by rivets with a plastic advance lever between the lenses. Item used transparency stereocards. First, cards are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three dimensional image. Viewer can be used with ambient light.

Stori viewer stereoscopic viewer

Item is a brown binocular style plastic stereoscopic viewer accompanied by a colour transparency card depicting Llamas from South America. The 3D viewer was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the card holder then viewed through the lens. The binocular effect would cause the two images to overlap and mimic a three-dimensional effect. Written on the card is are llama facts. This card is apart of a Zoo themed series.

3D stereobox stereoscopic viewer

Item is a green plastic view master with original box packaging. Three-dimensional colour transparency reel depicts frontier puppets. Reels are interchangeable. Reels are inserted into the top of the view master and switched by the plastic push down lever on the side.

Kodaslide Stereo Viewer I

Item is a brown handheld electronic stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Kodak. Lenses adjustment and focus are controlled by a small brown knob on the right and switch on the top of eye lenses.
This 3D viewer was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the cardholder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect. Typically, this object would take transparencies from reels or cards. The light within the object would illuminate the back of the transparency to heighten the experience.

Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Viewer (model C)

Item is a handheld plastic black Model C View-Master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. from the mid-1940's to mid-1950's. This model was the first of its kind to have a slot for reels to be placed in for viewing. The metal lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. First, reels are inserted through the top of the viewer. Next, the user would look through binocular eye holes to see a three-dimensional image. View-Master can be used with ambient light. Later Model C editions came with an attachable bulb. The object comes with Royal Canadian Mountain Police sticker.

Written on object : Sawyer's View-Master Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Can Pat.406893 Other Pat. Pend. U.S. Pat. 2189285. Brit. Pat. 538492. Made in U.S.A. Other Pat. Pend. Portland-Ore.

Tri-vision stereoscopic viewer (Haneel)

Item is a black stereoscopic view master manufactured by Haneel Tri-Vision. Viewer is made from plastic and metal. Viewer's eyepieces are adjustable to user's vision when focusing on image. This item is designed to hold one stereographic three-dimensional transparency. Transparency can be inserted through the slot on the top of the viewer. Item comes with square plastic windows used to illuminate backs of transparencies on view.

Written on object : Haneel Tri-Vision Pat'd 2349013

View-Master

Item is a child's photo viewing system which allowed stereoscopic viewing of a single picture in 3D. A disc with mini slide pictures was inserted, and could be rotated within the viewmaster to change the view.