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Underwood & Underwood, creator.

Sun Sculpture stereoscope.

New York : Underwood & Underwood, not before 1901.
Physical Description:
1 stereoscope : wood, metal, and velvet ; 32 cm long x 18 cm wide x 14 cm tall
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS513 .U86 1901 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The viewer is designed to be used with stereoscopic photographs, double pictures of the same scene that produce the effect of three dimensionality when viewed through a stereoscope. At the turn of the century, Underwood & Underwood was the world's largest publisher of stereoscopic views.
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Stereoscopic viewer manufactured by Underwood & Underwood, on or after 1901. The body of the viewer is made primarily of wood. The viewer hood, and its connection to the wooden body, is made of aluminum. The top of the hood is stamped with a decorative design and the words "Sun Sculpture, U&U Trademark." The rim of the hood is trimmed in brown velvet. An aluminum piece on the underside of the viewer is stamped: "Man'f'd by Underwood & Underwood, New York. Patented June 11, 1901. Foreign patents applied for." The design is similar to that of the Perfecscope, by H.C. White, which was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1900.
Subject Terms:
H.C. White Co.
Underwood & Underwood.
Optical instruments.

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