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Antique Steroscope Images from 1875 & 1900

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Posted 10 months ago

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SpunkysMom
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I guess this is how children used to entertain themselves long before television. The first image is from 1900, the second 1875

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    LOVE IT!!!! SpunkysMom!!!
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
    probably more than just children. Adults didn't have much in the way of after-work entertainment either. Hard to even imagine today & maybe why the birth rate was so high, but don't know the excuse for it now.
  3. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 10 months ago
    Thanks, SEAN & blunderbuss! You're right, blunder, but boy how times have changed!
  4. MichiganMillsJr MichiganMillsJr, 10 months ago
    The stereoscope was actually designed for adults. It's the precursor to the view master, which after a few decades was finally cheaply produced enough to be considered a children's toy. The stereoscope, though, was to be viewed with the device and have the appearance of 3-D, transporting the user to foreign lands on a "budget." When these first came out, it was treasured in the home library and a large collection was something to be admired. Good find! Interesting slides.

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