• Creator
  • Beckars, A; Lee, James
  • Created Date
  • 10/16/02
  • Description
  • Wooden stereoscope for viewing stereographs (a.k.a. stereoptic cards), much like a modern "Viewmaster." Peering through the eye holes, the images would appear three-dimensional. Dimensions are 13.5", 11" wide , and 9 1/2" deep. A "rolodex" type system inside the stereoscope held stereograph cards (cards with identical images pasted side-by-side). The lid opened to allow light inside. The eyeholes sometimes contained lenses to magnify the image... more
    Wooden stereoscope for viewing stereographs (a.k.a. stereoptic cards), much like a modern "Viewmaster." Peering through the eye holes, the images would appear three-dimensional. Dimensions are 13.5", 11" wide , and 9 1/2" deep. A "rolodex" type system inside the stereoscope held stereograph cards (cards with identical images pasted side-by-side). The lid opened to allow light inside. The eyeholes sometimes contained lenses to magnify the images, but this model does not. Smaller, hand-held versions of this toy were also available. Popular images included internationally famous sites like St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the Taj Mahal in India, and Niagara Falls in New York. American communities in history; Choosing the Lincoln Statue; How we learn about communities. 13 Science, Technology and Society; 16 History. less
  • Format
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