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Maker(s):Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:Holmes-style Handheld Stereo Viewer
Date Made:ca. 1870
Materials:wood; glass; metal; ; velvet
Place Made:United States
Measurements:overall: 3 in x 7 1/2 in x 13 in; 7.6 cm x 19 cm x 33 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.018
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004
Museum Collection:  Hampshire College Art Gallery

A stereo veiwer is a veiw type cameras 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. A form of entertainment as pervasive as todays television.

cameras; stereographs

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