What are stereoview cards?
Stereo view cards had two pictures mounted for parallel viewing, on 7 x 3.5 inch heavy cards, usually curved slightly with axis along the long length. The pictures were taken with a two-lensed camera, recording the subject from two points of view separated by about 2.5 inches, duplicating what our two eyes see.
When were Stereographs invented?
Stereographs were first made in the 1850s and are still made today. They were most popular between 1870 and 1920. In 1851 stereo daguerreotypes were exhibited for the first time to the general public at the London International Exhibition (Crystal Palace).
What is mirror stereoscope?
A mirror stereoscope comprises two metallised mirrors, two prisms, two lenses and two eyepieces having little or no magnification power. It enables viewing the optical part fixed on an arm and the photographic pairs are arranged on two different planes.
What is a Perfecscope?
The Perfecscope is a Holmes-Bates type stereoscope. This type was invented around 1860 by the American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. He did not patent his invention and everyone was free to develop stereoscopes based on the design.
Are stereoscopes used today?
The stereoscope, which dates from the 1850s, consisted of two prismatic lenses and a wooden stand to hold the stereo card. This type of stereoscope remained in production for a century and there are still companies making them in limited production currently.
What are some of the best old stereoscope photo cards?
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What is the value of a stereoscopic viewer?
I have appraised stereoscopic viewers detailed with mother of pearl for ladies and leather with brushed metal for gentlemen. Antique stereoscopic viewers typically sell for $100-$125 and individual cards are valued based on their subject matter and condition. Most cards are traded in large sets based on a particular subject.
Where can I buy a stereoscope viewer?
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Who invented the stereoscope?
Sir David Brewster invented the stereoscope and stereographs for use by the general public. Oliver Wendell Holmes created an early handheld stereoscopic viewer in 1859. Stereographs featured famous sites, cities, events, and people.