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Beckers, Alexander (fl. 1857-1859) [Becker's patent table-top "sweetheart" two person stereo viewer]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05139.01 Author/Creator: Beckers, Alexander (fl. 1857-1859) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Object Date: circa 1867 Pagination: 1 stereocard viewer : wood ; 27 x 23.7 x 37.5 m.

Summary of Content: Alexander Becker's stereo viewer, manufactured by Sealey & Lee, New York. Model is made for two person use and is equipped with viewers on each side. Top opens so that multiple stereocards can be loaded. Turning knobs on both sides for changing to the next stereocard. Brass tag below viewer on one side reads, "A. Beckers' Patent, April 7, 1867, Sealey & Lee NY, Manufacturers." Stereocards that came with it are cataloged in GLC 5139.03. Handle with care. Height is 37.5 cm.

People: Becker, Alexander, fl. 1867

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PhotographyScience and Technology

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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