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Stereograph viewer

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Wood, metal, glass, celluloid
65 x 20 x 20 in.
One of two tall stereograph slide viewers that each hold more than 20 slides. Placed in a hotel lobby for public use, this electrically lighted stereopticon has viewing lenses on one side and a knob on the left side that was rotated to change the image. The viewing lenses move forward and back for focussing. The top opens for loading slides and adjusting the light bulb. It is painted on one side in gold "Arranged for the Guests of This Hotel".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group