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.

Date Made: 1939Associated Date: 19391940

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, QueensAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York CityUnited States: New York, Queens

Subject: Expositions and FairsExpositions and FairsRelated Event: New York World's Fair (1939)

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See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Communications, Photography, 1939 exhibit

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Credit Line: The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0438.1742Catalog Number: 1989.0438.1742Accession Number: 1989.0438

Object Name: viewer, View-Masterview-master

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-e0b8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1129885

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