French tissue

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The French tissue is a special stereoview consisting of two layers. The first layer is an albumen print on thin paper that has been coloured on the back. This tinting is hidden by a second thin piece of tissue paper. Both layers are sandwiched between two carboard frames. When the French tissue is viewed in a stereoscope with reflected light, the stereoview appears like a normal image. When it’s viewed with backlit, the colours appear.

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