The first stereoscope viewer was created in 1833 by Sir Charles Wheatstone a British inventor. In 1859, Oliver Wendell Holmes developed a compact, hand-held viewer and Joseph L. Bates of Boston made improvements and manufactured them. With advances in photography a new industry and form of entertainment was created. Del Phillips-National Stereoscopic Association Member
I count 18 children in the picture! What a family!!
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