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Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
The forerunner to “viewfinders”, this stereoscope was a popular parlor item of the 19th century. The one pictured here is called a Holmes stereoscope. A stereoscope card is composed of two pictures next to each other. Each picture is taken from a slightly different viewpoint.  The left picture represents what the left eye would see, and likewise for the right picture. The card is then inserted into the stereoscope and when viewed the image appears to be three dimensional. more...
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