California State Library (Sacramento, CA,USA) is digitizing more than 10,000 old sepia-toned 3-D photos - most from the 1800s. The pictures are dusted off and converted to computer-ready images by Vincent Beiderbecke and Mike Bartok before being uploaded to the Phereo 3D stereoscopic sharing web site.
3D Stereocard of Half Dome shot from Glacier Point in Yosemite during the late 19th century. Credit:Randy Pench/sacbee.com
It seems that March is a good time to search for previous century 3D stuff on eBay and other similar places. We tried and found the interesting 1860s Table Top Stereoscopic Viewer you see here under for £905.00 (approx. $1,500).
Warner Bros. will bring ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to stereoscopic 3D and IMAX theaters on September 20, 2013. As a starter, Warner released today its first trailer of the history-making 1939 movie featuring Judy Garland and Frank Morgan.
The 48 stereoscopic pictures shown at Warsaw's Fotoplastikon are images of people walking or begging in the streets, street vendors, German troops and the Jewish cemetery. Most of them were taken between 1940, when the ghetto was set up, and 1945, when almost nothing remained of Warsaw's (Poland) Jewish district.
Some of the images are very poignant, like one of a boy searching for lice in his clothes. Ambassador Zvi Rav-Ner said the photos are proof of the immense suffering of the Jews in the ghetto and a warning against nationalist violence.