Sawyer's View-Master

Description (Brief)
The view master was first introduced at the New York World's Fair (1939-1940.) Made by Sawyer's Photo Services, the device showed stereoscopic three-dimensional pictures. Originally intended as an educational device for adults, the view master soon become a popular children's toy. This example is a commemorative item from the Fair.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
viewer, View-Master
Date made
1939
Physical Description
plastic (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 9.525 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Queens
ID Number
1989.0438.1742
catalog number
1989.0438.1742
accession number
1989.0438
subject
1939 exhibit
Communications
Photography
Expositions and Fairs
event
New York World's Fair (1939)
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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