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Volume 5582

Introduction To Our
TARZAN'S AFRICA IN 3D
Circ. 1900

INTRODUCTION AND CONTENTS

ERBzine 5582
Intro/Contents
ERBzine 5583
I: Natives
ERBzine 5584
 II: Villages
ERBzine 5585
III: Native Life
ERBzine 5586
IV: Wildlife I
ERBzine 5587
V: Wildlife II
ERBzine 5588
VI: Native Life
ERBzine 5589
VII: North Africa
STEREOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHY
STEREOVIEWS ~ STEREOGRAMS ~ STEREOSCOPES
A stereogram or stereoview is a flat two-dimensional image viewed in such a fashion as to produce a three-dimensional effect..Stereographic photography was invented almost immediately after photography itself. During the Victorian era photographers were sent out to photograph the world in 3D, and the photographs were reproduced over and over to meet the demand -- manufacturing and assembling the views was big business. 
Looking at stereographs was as common in Victorian times as watching TV is today. People would relax in their parlor and be transported around the country and around the world with a box full of stereos and a hand-held or tabletop viewer.

Stereo pictures are taken by means of a camera with two lenses. This provides two separate pictures 2.5 inches apart, about the distance between the eyes. Although the pictures appear the same, they are not. When looked at in a viewer, which has prismatic lenses, your eyes will blend the two views into one and the brain perceives it in three dimensions the same as normal vision.
 

It's estimated that over 7 million different images were commercially produced, and these had runs anywhere from a handful to thousands! The demise of the stereoscope began with the advent of other forms of entertainment media and by the 1940s, about the only type of stereoviewing available was the View Master.

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.Viewing In 3-D On A Computer Monitor

To view most computer stereo images, you need to look at the left-hand image with your right eye, and at the right-hand image with your left eye (called convergent or cross-eye viewing). Gaze at the stereo pair, keeping your eyes level and cross your eyes slightly. Try to cross your eyes slowly, so that the two images in the centre come together. When they converge or fuse, you will see them as a single 3-D image. The centre image is three-dimensional. 

Another approach. With your head level and about 2.5 feet from the screen, hold up a finger, with its tip about 6 inches in front of your face, and centered between the stereo pair on the screen. Focus on your finger tip. Without focusing on the screen, notice how many images you see there (they will be blurred). If you see four images, move your finger slowly toward or away from you eyes, keeping focused on your finger tip, until the middle pair of images converge. With your finger still in place, partly covering the converged pair, change your focus to the screen. The image partly hidden by your finger should appear three-dimensional. Your finger should still appear single, but blurred. With some practice, you can remove your finger and still keep the screen images converged into a stereo image.

Another approach is to stick a piece of cardboard down the middle and put your nose to the cardboard. You’ll have to work out the proper distance from the screen but you should be able to trick your eyes into the stereo effect. 

Perhaps the best way is to adapt a vintage 3-D viewer for viewing the screen images -- or better still buy one of the new viewers made for viewing such images on a comuter monitor.

Travelling by the Underwood Travel System -- Stereographs, Guide Books, Patent Map System
Travelling by the Underwood Travel System -- Stereographs, Guide Books, Patent Map System


THE ERBzine STEREOVIEW ARCHIVE

50 StereoView Cards of the Sears, Roebuck, Co. ~ circa 1906
From the Edgar Rice Burroughs Personal Library
Burroughs worked there as head of the large Chicago Mail Order Department
The Danton Burroughs Family Archive

Sears Cards 
1-10
Sears Cards
11-20
Sears Cards
21-30
Sears Cards 
31-40
Sears Cards 
41-50

Chicago World's Fair 1893: Columbian Exposition
www.ERBzine.com/expo
ERB appeared here as a cadet with the Michigan Military Academy
and stayed on to work in his father's battery exhibit in the Electric Pavilion
and drive around the midway in Chicago's first electric automobile
Part of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Connections Series
EXPO 3D STEREOVIEW SCENES

Stereo Intro ? Chicago
White City Buildings
Fair Exhibits I
Fair Exhibits II
Midway Adventure
Victorian Peep Show
Ed's Tour I
Ed's Tour II
Ed's Tour III
LibrarySouvenirs
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Also in the  Hillman Stereoview Archive

3-D Images of Canada's Early Years
A CROSS-CANADA TOUR

THE MANITOBA PHOTO ARCHIVE

WARTIME
The Great War 1914-1918

Part 1: The Ground War
Part 2: The Air War


HILLMAN TRAVEL ADVENTURES
Hundreds more rare stereoviews
CANADA  ::  CHINA 1  ::  CHINA 2  :: INDIA

Victorian Christmas Stereoviews
www.hillmanweb.com/xmas/3d

INTRO
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Set 6
Set 7
Set 8

TARZAN'S 3D AFRICA

ERBzine 5582
INTRO/CONTENTS
ERBzine 5583
GALLERY I
Natives
ERBzine 5584
GALLERY II
Villages
ERBzine 5585
GALLERY III
ERBzine 5586
GALLERY IV
ERBzine 5587
GALLERY V
ERBzine 5588
GALLERY VI



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