The other day I was at a gift shop and I saw a gift set for a cheap and modern made version of and older device originating from 1838. The latter version shown here is from the 19th century and is one that my grandmother owned. I was surprised when I saw this set and a bit disappointed by the cheap and collapsable metal frame. However it functions exactly the same, you just put the photo in place and look through the lenses to see a 3D image. I really like this magical invention and prefer the older design which i grew up with even though its way beyond my time. But nonetheless I’m glad to see that an old object finding its way into modern life. The view master is also another design I am fond of and remember from my childhood even though it is quite dated, from about the mid to late 1900’s. It is quite a unique invention and I would like to actually try to make some of my own stereogram cards.




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  1. Pingback: Two Pictures, One Scene: The Stereoscope and The Stereograph | Past & Present

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