Item 2018.09.02.054 - Sun sculpture stereoscope viewer (Underwood & Underwood)

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Sun sculpture stereoscope viewer (Underwood & Underwood)

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  • [ca.1901] (Manufacturing)
    Underwood & Underwood
    New York (City)

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1 piece of photographic viewing equipment : stereoscope ; 15 x 10 x 30 cm

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This item is a aluminium and wood hand held Holmes style stereoscope manufactured by Underwood & Underwood. Viewer hood is made of aluminium and lined with velvet. On top of the hood is a Underwood & Underwood brand between leaf detailing. Handle can fold back onto viewer. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted to fit the user's vision until the two images overlap to mimic a three-dimensional effect.

Written on object: manufactured by Underwood & Underwood New York Patented June 11, 1901 Foreign Patents Applied For.

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Good condition.

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Collected by the late Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass and donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Gail Bass in 2018


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