Stereography Begins

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124612
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134796 | DOI:
Stereography Begins

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This chapter discusses the beginning of stereography in motion pictures. It all began when Charles Wheatstone created a device in 1830 that was called the “reflecting mirror stereoscope”. Sir David Brewster, aside from inventing the kaleidoscope in 1816, made significant contributions to stereography and began making compact stereoscopes with magnifying lenses in 1844. Another important person to the origins of stereography was Oliver Wendell Holmes, who was the first person to use the word “stereograph”.

Keywords: stereography; motion pictures; Charles Wheatstone; reflecting mirror stereoscope; Sir David Brewster; kaleidoscope; compact stereoscopes; Oliver Wendell Holmes; stereograph

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Subjects: Film

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