stereoscopic photographs

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300162872

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  • Refers to double pictures of the same scene that produce the effect of three dimensionality when viewed through a stereoscope. They were first envisioned in 1832 by the English physicist Charles Wheatstone, who described this as a uniquely photographic art form, since a draftsman could not draw two scenes in exact perspective from viewpoints separated only 2 1/2 inches, which is the normal distance between human eyes necessary for the three-dimensional effect. Wheatstone's mirror stereoscope was not practical for use with photographs, and the invention was not popular until the 1850s, when Sir David Brewster, a Scottish scientist, designed a simpler viewing instrument. The introduction of the collodion process, which simplified exposure and printing techniques, allowed three-dimensional photographs to become a popular craze. They may be daguerreotypes, negatives, or other forms of photographs. For images in the form of photographic prints on cards, use the more specific term

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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....

Talking View-Master gift pack (GAF)

Item is a grey Talking View Master manufactured by GAF Corporation. 3D viewer comes with 7 reels of three-dimensional colour transparencies attached to 7 plastic soundtracks narrating the scenes. Reel themes range from famous landmarks to popular ...

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...

Underwood & Underwood

View-Master model A (Sawyer's)

Item is a handheld plastic view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc. This 3D viewer was first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940).Reel of 16 mm colour transparencies of 7 diametrical pairs depicting Victoria Falls, Southern Rhod...

Sawyer's View-Master (model B)

Item is a circular brown plastic view master with binocular shape viewer. Item comes with one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Niagara Falls, New York. Item opens and closes with lock at the top. Lever is designed to rotate t...

View-Master stereoscope (model M)

This item is a plastic blue viewer kept in original plastic sealed packaging. Item contains on one reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies depicting children's cartoon shows. On the side of the object is a yellow push down leaver. ...

View-Master 3D gift set

This item is a red view master manufactured by Tycho as a child's toy in the 1994. Item contains 3 reels of 16 mm colour three-dimensional transparencies. Each reel shows 7 diametrical pairs of Bugs Bunny touring Australia.

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 ...

View-Master

Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Item is made of plastic and metal. Reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of famous landmarks in British Col...

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 thro...

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