Photography Objects > Stereoscopy

Underwood and Underwood Stereoviewer

Item#: CPS994



A Stereoscope made by Underwood & Underwood of New York. The frame is marked 'Sun Sculpture U&U trade mark'. Its frame is bordered with golden brown felt. The viewer has two lenses at a set distance in the aluminum frame. The pictures can be moved horizontally in order to focus them. The stereoscope can be held with a folding handle. This is a Holmes type stereoscope, named after its inventor, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1860). These devices first became popular in the middle of the 19th century.