Item 2018.09.02.117 - Polyorama stereoscopic viewer (unknown)

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Polyorama stereoscopic viewer (unknown)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscope ; 1 photographic image ; glass plate stereograph ; 9 x 19 x 15 cm

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This item is a handheld stereoscope made of wood and brass. 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, next binocular like lenses can be twisted until adjusted to the user's vision. This merges the two images to mimic a three-dimensional effect. A hood on the top of viewer is designed to allow light to illuminate stereograph. Object comes with one glass plate stereograph of Windsor Castle, England.

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Good condition

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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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  • French

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Jenkins, F. Harold. (1973) Two Points of View. Uniontown, Pennsylvania: E.G. Warman Publishing Inc.

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