1860s/1870s Antique Victorian Folding Photograph/postcard Stereoscopic Viewer


1860s/1870s Antique Victorian Folding Photograph/postcard Stereoscopic Viewer

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

1860s/1870s Antique Victorian Folding Photograph/postcard Stereoscopic Viewer :
$130


1860s/1870s antique Victorian folding Photograph/Postcard Stereoscopic Viewer.

Stereoscopes recreate the illusion of depth utilising the binocularity of human vision.Their popularity soared during the 19th century when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert received the gift of a stereoscopic viewer at the Crystal Palace exhibition in 1851. Their use also accelerated as camera technology improved and the interest in owning photographs grew + the sending of holiday postcards.

This is a delightful early Victorian stereoscope viewer with a nice decorated front panel. Well constructed with all hinges and viewing adjustments in working order. The wooden case has a few expected minor knocks after 150 years and some hairline splits in the wood on the top (as shown) which do not detract and give a consistant appearance with age. Both closing clasps work well.All the 3 glass lenses are in good condition and without cracks. When fully closed the case measures 9 inches by 5.5 inches and stands 3 inches high.

Lovely old historical photographic piece.


1860s/1870s Antique Victorian Folding Photograph/postcard Stereoscopic Viewer :
$130

Buy Now



18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk5 picture
18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk5


18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk4 picture
18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk4


18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk3 picture
18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk3


18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk2 picture
18 Stereoview/stereo Peking China 1900 #pk2


C L Marston Bangor Maine Stereoview View Of Bangor From Belfry Hammond Street Ch picture
C L Marston Bangor Maine Stereoview View Of Bangor From Belfry Hammond Street Ch


Kilburn Bros & Pease Stereoview Lot Glen House From Mt Washington Carriage Road picture
Kilburn Bros & Pease Stereoview Lot Glen House From Mt Washington Carriage Road