Sunday

Remember This? View-Master

I think most Baby Boomers will remember the View-Master which was introduced at the 1939 World's Fair in New York city, and for many years was marketed as an alternative to the postcards tourists might purchase to remind them of their vacation. It is a form of stereoscope, where a small disk with 14 left-right color images would be loaded into a slot in the viewer, producing seven 3D images when viewed. In the latter part of the 1960's the View-Master became a popular toy, and the images tied in to popular movies and TV shows, as well as other more kid-orientated subjects. I loved my View-Master, even more so because I have always enjoyed viewing photographic slides via direct light (i.e. not from a slide projector - remember them?). The 3D effect was typically very good, if you had even close to "normal" vision, which I fortunately did as a kid.

Image from Myextralife.com

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