I-38907.1 | Instantaneous shutter for a stereo camera, Montreal, QC, 1869
Instantaneous shutter for a stereo camera, Montreal, QC, 1869
William Notman (1826-1891)
1869, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8 x 5 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Miscellaneous (671) , Photograph (77678)
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This is the only view Notman ever took of a piece of equipment. It shows a shutter for a camera with two lenses, used to take the double images required for stereographs. Seen through a double-lensed viewer, stereographs looked three-dimensional and were very popular with tourists.
Source : In the Eye of the Camera [Web tour], by Nora Hague, McCord Museum (see Links)