|Title:||Stereoscopic views of Egypt|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (3 slide boxes)|
The stereoscope allowed two images to be viewed as one image in order to create a three-dimensional illusion. The firm Underwood and Underwood created travel series of stereoscopic views that allowed the viewer to take a visual tour of a foreign place. The stereoscopes were images of people, historic sites, cities, landscapes, industry, agriculture, etc. The Egypt Travel system included one hundred stereoscopic views, maps, a stereoscope, and a guide book.
This collection includes a set of 100 stereoscopic views of Egypt. There is also one additional view at the end of the collection (number "34) that does not appear to be part of the set. It is a stereoscopic view of three lepers outside the city of Jerusalem and was also produced by Underwood and Underwood.
Sterescopic views of Egypt, MS 3724. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Gift in 2012.