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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:Holmes-style Pedestal Stereo Veiwer
Date Made:ca. 1890
Materials:wood; glass; metal
Place Made:United States
Measurements:overall: 12 1/4 in x 7 in x 12 3/4 in; 31.1 cm x 17.8 cm x 32.4 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.017
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004

A stereo veiwer is a veiw type camera with lenses 2.5 inches apart, its has square bellows bisected by a septum. Used to veiw 2 images arranged side by side, the lenses produced a 3 dimensional effect. This was a form of entertainment as pervasive as todays television.

cameras; stereographs

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