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  • Refers to the most popular and common form of stereoscopic photographs, which are double photographs of the same image taken from two slightly different perspectives. Stereographs are distinctive among other stereoscopic photographs because they are photographic prints mounted on cards, while other types could be daguerreotypes, negatives, or unmounted prints. From 1856 they were produced with twin-lens cameras, creating a three dimensional effect when viewed through a stereoscope. Stereographs were especially popular during the Victorian period.

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  • UF stereograms
  • UF stereoviews
  • UF stereo photographs
  • UF stereograms
  • UF stereograph
  • UF card stereographs
  • UF stereo cards
  • UF stereocards

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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 do...

Airequipt stereo theatre viewer

This item is a grey and red metal personal viewer with a built in light source to illuminate backs of colour transparencies. Viewer can be adjusted by either knob on the sides or top. The push leaver on the side rotates the images within the reel.

Bass Stereoscopic Photography Collection

  • 2018.09
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850 - ca. 1996]

The collection contains stereoscopic photographs, viewers, and cameras, collected by the donors between the 1970's and the 1990's and dating from the 1850's to the 1990's. Material includes a variety of viewers, cameras, photog...

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 ...

GAF View-Master

Item is a handheld plastic view master containing a reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Old Covered Bridges, New England. It was manufactured by GAF, Corporation in Portland, Oregon, USA. The lever on the side of the viewer will ...

Kodaslide stereo viewer I

Item is a plastic and metal stereo viewer used to observe reels of Kodak colour three-dimensional transparencies. Knob on the side switches transparencies.Written on box: "Focus and interocular adjustments, takes all standard stereo mounts, o...

La StereoCarte stereoscope

This item is a red collapsible cardboard box 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 card holder and viewed through the le...

Magical stereoscope (unknown)

Item is a handheld stereoscope made from wood, plastic and cardbaord. Item was originally designed as a child's toy. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereogr...

Micky mouse view master 3-D

Item is a plastic view master manufactured by View-Master and built in the shape of Disney character Mickey Mouse. Item is in original packaging and comes with promotional l three-dimensional reel of colour Disney scenes featuring Mickey Mouse an...

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....

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