Sawyer's View-Master

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
Date made
1939
Associated Date
1939
1940
Place Made
United States: New York, Queens
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
United States: New York, Queens
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
ID Number
1989.0438.1742
catalog number
1989.0438.1742
accession number
1989.0438
subject
Expositions and Fairs
Expositions and Fairs
New York World's Fair (1939)
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Communications
1939 exhibit
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History

 

Comments

Add a comment about this object