[Stereoscope]

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Creation: 1900

Hugely popular in schools and homes from the 1880s through the 1920s, stereoscopic images were seen with a hand-held stereoscope. By combining two nearly-identical images the experience mimicked a 3-D reality. One guide noted “The making of stereoscopic pictures is one of the most lucrative departments of photography, and the number and variety of subjects everywhere…make a collection of endless extent and beauty." Underwood & Underwood produced over 3 million stereocards in 40 years.

Title

[Stereoscope]

Contributor

Date

Creation: 1900

Description

Hugely popular in schools and homes from the 1880s through the 1920s, stereoscopic images were seen with a hand-held stereoscope. By combining two nearly-identical images the experience mimicked a 3-D reality. One guide noted “The making of stereoscopic pictures is one of the most lucrative departments of photography, and the number and variety of subjects everywhere…make a collection of endless extent and beauty." Underwood & Underwood produced over 3 million stereocards in 40 years.

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Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Stereoscopes

Source

Item on loan from a private collection

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Citation

“[Stereoscope],” Gallery, accessed December 14, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/774.