Friday, July 18, 2008

Stereo images: Storage and display

Untitled studio image of a lady with a Holmes-Bates style scope

Stereocard, detail
Jefferson Stereoptics
Courtesy of John Saddy (Auction, Tue, Dec 12, 2006 & Thu, Dec 14, 2006, # 06-4, Lot 70)

There are so many online exhibitions on Luminous-Lint that it is difficult to select favorites but I've noticed how consistently popular this one is and I thought I'd share it with you all again. Here we can see the different ways of storing, displaying and viewing stereo images along with contemporary photographs of the diverse systems in use. So many people have given permission to include images on Luminous-Lint that at times they don't get the full credit they deserve in improving our understanding and at the same time affording us such pleasure - so here is to all of you.

If people are interested we can consider creating online reference catalogs of the different viewers - Holmes-Bates, Brewster, table top stereoscopes, Graphoscopes etc. Get in touch if this is an idea that appeals.

There is an online exhibition of this series on Luminous-Lint.

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