c. 1918 first edition. Wonderful item: 29 glass stereographic views of World War one in original wooden box along with heavy duty and fine quality stereo handheld viewer. No indication of photographer, publisher, manufacturer--just words "Made in France" stamped on the viewer. Great views - you feel just almost like you are there yourself - views of battlefields, inside trenches, base camps, one nice shot taken while up in an airplane, soldiers with gas masks on, etc. All views are identified, several with year when taken, either in ink manuscript in space between the views or printed or embedded in lower edge of image. The binocular viewer is mounted in a box with a knob on the side to adjust the focus and a slot in which to place the slide with a small metal clasp to hold slide in so it won't fall out while being viewed. Slides, which are held in individual slots, are 4x1-3/4 inches (15x9 cm). Box measures 6x5-1/4x5 inches (14x13x12cm, with an embossed gold paper label (3x1-1/2 inches) mounted on top showing an American and French soldier shaking hands and words "Over There." Metal clasp (top edge of clasp is broken but it still works.) Box is VG, wood on top panel of box is cracked (not affecting box's sturdiness), label lightly wrinkled. Top metal edge of box's snap is broken but snap still functional. Slides and viewer are in Fine condition. Rare. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: WORLD WAR ONE PHOTOGRAPHY - 29 VIEWS ON ...
Publication Date: 1918
Book Condition: fine
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