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WWI French Glass Photo Slides with Viewer

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    Default WWI French Glass Photo Slides with Viewer

    I found this at a local militaria store and I have never seen one of these before. It has 29 slides mostly of French soldiers, German prisoners, some American troops, and even a dead German. It is interesting because when you put the slides into the viewer the pictures have depth to them, like you are looking through the camera and not at a picture. Some of the slides have dates and places written on them.

    Has anyone else seen anything like this? I am interested in learning more about it and maybe find some more slides to look at.

    Thanks for the help,

    Alec
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    Default Re: WWI French Glass Photo Slides with Viewer

    3D viewers were quite popular back when, but yours is for glass slides,
    which are likely harder to find than the card versions. A similar type of
    viewer was popular in the 50's and 60's - known as 'Viewmaster'.

    I'd check Ebay frequently, as there are a multitude of items and you
    never know when something like 'antique 3D glass slides'
    might show up for sale.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: WWI French Glass Photo Slides with Viewer

    I had no idea that they had things like this back then, very interesting and much better than photos. It looks like there is a few glass slides on ebay right now.

    Thanks,

    Alec

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    Default Re: WWI French Glass Photo Slides with Viewer

    The Victorians were very much into these stereo scope viewers, scenery and the like. If you have a way i'd make copies from the slides as some of the methods used can fade with time and light and it would be a shame to lose them now.

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