Stereoscopy History

Stereoscopy is a technique to create the illusion or perception of depth when viewing stereoscopic images. Today we call it 3D, but the concept is more than 175 years old. After the presentation of the first stereoscope by Charles Wheatstone in 1838, stereoscopy experienced two popularity waves before the Second World War.

The Stereoscopy History website shares a collection of stereoscopes, stereo cameras, stereoviews and other related items from the period 1850 to 1930.

Introduction to stereoscopy and its history
Introduction to stereoscopy,
history and technique
Stereoscope collection
Stereo cameras
Stereo camera collection
Stereoview collection

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