World's Fair - Paris 1900

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© Leslie Hunziker
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UploadedJuly 4, 2009
TakenJuly 4, 2009
ModelCanon PowerShot G10
Exposure1/500 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.1 mm
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This has been in our family for a long time. It's now past down to my son.

I remember this as a kid but didn't think to ask about its history. Now my mom is gone and my father has no memory so I guess we'll never know.

The insignia on the top says "Exposition Universelle Internationale. Paris 1900.

It looks like one of the original 3D view masters and has a number of picture cards from various places. The card shown here is of someplace in portugal.

Each card has 2 identical pictures. When you look through the lenses it is 3D, though I'm not sure how.

(Thanks to Susan Littlefield for her description below!)

36 responses

  • Matthew Hunziker

    Matthew Hunziker gave props (3 Jul 2009):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (3 Jul 2009):

    We had one when we were little. It belonged to my adopted father's parents and they were very old. It had a bunch of pictures to go with it. Very cool.


    JOE FAILK gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Now that's a gadget! Great shot.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Priceless! It's a Stereoscope, popular in the late 1800's. A stereoscope is composed of two pictures mounted next to each other, and a set of lenses to view the pictures through. Each picture is taken from a slightly different viewpoint that corresponds closely to the spacing of the eyes. The left picture represents what the left eye would see, and likewise for the right picture. When observing the pictures through a special viewer, the pair of two-dimensional pictures merge together into a single three-dimensional photograph

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    I have always loved stereoscopes.......fabulous entry!!!!!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    Super gadget and great description Susan..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    All killer, no filler (as they used to say about great record albums).

  • Carol Curtis

    Carol Curtis gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Cool "gadget", nice story, and a good shot.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    wow! great gadget and thank you for posting it and for the info. awesome

  • Troy Snow

    Troy Snow said (17 Jul 2009):

    Very cool! I'd love to find something like this. I thinks it's great you've kept it in the family.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    I absolutely love this entry!

  • Quenby Sheree

    Quenby Sheree said (16 Aug 2009):

    Those things are so awesome. If I had a disposable income I'd buy one and start a collection.

  • Craig Gardner

    Craig Gardner said (24 Oct 2009):

    You can make your own cards very easily by the first pic then shit to the right about 1/30th the distance to your nearest object and take the second photo then use a program called StereoPhoto Maker to load and align the images and print them as cards the software is FREE

    I have been shooting stereo photos for about 6 years now and have a twin camera rig that will capture action shots. It's a great way to capture a moment in time

  • Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    I guess I'm dating myself too, remember playing with this at my gram's - Great pic

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (2 Jun 2012):

    These are the things that make living worth it. Beyond cool.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Excellent! Voted!!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    My Vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Sep 2013):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Sep 2013):

    Oh WOW!!! Love it!!! Haven't seen one of these in years and don't even remember who had one....but it was very entertaining!....Beautiful shot and this fits the theme perfectly...Voting!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Sep 2013):

    I voted for your gadget because I like your composition but have never actually seen or heard of one before.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (18 Sep 2013):

    gadget super.... narration is nice.Vote my dear...

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (23 Sep 2013): incredible to see one of those again...a fantastic comp!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (23 Sep 2013):

    back to vote!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2013):

    FAB entry, most original!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (29 Sep 2013):


  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   gave props (3 Oct 2013):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (7 Oct 2013):

    Super take on this theme. Voted.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2013):

    Voted for this cool gadget!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (13 Oct 2013):

    Perfect for the theme, voted!

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (14 Oct 2013):

    love this

  • Thad Zajdowicz

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  • Andrea Rizzelli

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  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (9 Dec 2013):

    Very creative! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (30 Dec 2013):

    a cool image! voted!

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (6 Jan 2014):

    Well done... voted ;o)

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