|A photograph of the photographer. Photographer using a stereoscopic camera. No date or location |
in "Palestine" is provided. (circa 1900) (Credit: Keystone-Mast Collection, California Museum of Photography
at UCR ARTSblock, University of California, Riverside)
|19th century stereo camera|
|An enlargement of the photographer-horseman|
Anyone who has used a "View-Master" toy will recognize the 3D illusion created by the stereo camera. Already in the 19th century photographers were taking stereo pictures which were viewed on a special device. In effect, the two camera lenses captured the view and the slight angle differences of the right eye and the left eye.
Many of the photographs presented in www.israeldailypicture.com are half of a stereoscopic pair, cropped for easier presentation.