Stereoscope
Stereoscope
Stereoscope
Stereoscope
Stereoscope
Stereoscope
Stereoscope
Stereoscope


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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Science and Technology ➔ Stereoscope

Identifier:
2022.11.1
Description:
This stereoscope was manufactured by H. C. White Company for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France in 1900. It was used to view a pair of stereoscopic images which, through the viewer, produced a single 3-D image. It has a folding handle and the metal viewer is decorated with designs in relief as well as a circular design that reads "Exposition Universelle Internationale 1900 | H.C. White Co.". The stereoscope was the first-ever mass-produced photographic viewer. They were so popular that most Victorian homes had a stereoscope and a collection of views. Invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone, the technology was considered the precursor to film. 
Date:
1900
Materials:
Metal, Wood
Dimensions:
4" h 7" w 12.75" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
STEAM: Making Sense of your Senses (November 16 2021)
In this program, students will test the limits of their senses! Discover how your brain connects you to the world around you. We know that your brain talks to your body telling you when to move, how to breathe, and when to sleep, but do you know when your body might talk to your brain? The brain is a difficult subject to study, often because many of its systems are not easy to observe. Helpful exceptions to this are the senses. In this class, students will explore the workings of their minds through activities built around the senses.
 

Objectives:

  • Students will conduct investigations and gather data to explore how our senses receive signals from the world around us.
  • Students will be able to explain the structures and processes the brain uses to interpret the information it gathers from the senses
Curriculum Connections:
  • NGSS Performance Expectations: LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Developing and Using Models; Planning and Carrying out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data 

Makers/Donors
Edward Lecuyer

H. C. White Company