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A Stereo Picture of a Woman Looking at Stereo Pictures

December 19th, 2012 · No Comments

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Stereoscopy · The Ineffable

Dog Math

February 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments

In dog math, 2 + 1 makes 4: further evidence that anthropomorphic systems are not objective. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Animals · Stereoscopy

The Spot an Angel Deigned to Grace

September 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

The title of this stereoscopic card is “The Spot an Angel Deigned to Grace.”  It’s part of the Keystone Eye-Skill Training Series, and shows Loch Katrine, in Scotland.  Please click on it to see it full-size. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Belief Systems · Misconceptions · Stereoscopy

Children’s Card Games (142)

June 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“3D Trading Cards” were such a lowball timewaster that they carried no date, copyright, or indication of publisher.  They came in a little cardboard holder that touted them as “DIFFERENT” and “EDUCATIONAL.”  I do like to think of the kids peering at stereo photos of the Pyramid to the Sun God. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Card Games · Ephemera · Stereoscopy

Not Dirty, Just Spicy: it was good for us, was it good for you?

May 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

On Sunday, May 16th, hardcore fans of the suggestive braved suspended subway service and a glorious sunny afternoon to take in some harmless smut at the Ullage Group’s “Not Dirty, Just Spicy” event at Jalopy. Doug Skinner started things off by reviewing the rhetoric of extended double-entendre. To drive the point home, he performed the […]

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Tags: Bulletins · Cartoons · Clubs and Associations · Diversions · Education · Language · Literature · Stereoscopy · Ukulele

Low-Tech Stereoscopy: Word Ladders

September 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Word ladders are a relatively easy stereo effect to draw by hand.  Print a phrase on a sheet of graph paper, centering one word per line.  Place the sheet on a light box.  Center your phrase on the left side of a card, and trace the first word.  Then, trace the second word, but move […]

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Tags: Diversions · Stereoscopy

Rubber Stamp Stereoscopy

June 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

There are many ways to produce a stereo image, some more high tech than others: stereo cameras, two cameras, digital manipulation of a photo or drawing.  One of the simplest is just to place two identical objects a few inches apart, and photograph them.  You then get two perspectives of the same image, and you […]

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Tags: Diversions · Stereoscopy

Laws and Sausages (2)

December 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

To our earlier post (10/21/08), illustrating the classic axiom, we add this variant.  It’s from 1902, from Underwood & Underwood; the caption reads “Try our sausages!  Made while you wait!– you can see just what you’re getting!” (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Animals · Belief Systems · Politics · Stereoscopy · Symbols

Stereoscopic Cat Food

November 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Let me add this image to my earlier remarks on cat food.  The caption reads “Rat on Toast — for Dinner.” (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Animals · Dietary Mores · Stereoscopy

Laws and Sausages (1)

October 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s been said that the two things you should never watch being made are laws and sausages.  This vintage stereo card shows one of the above. The observation is usually credited to Bismarck; a check of the www reveals multiple versions of it, and no definite source.  Huh.  The image can be safely ascribed to […]

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Tags: Animals · Dietary Mores · Mysteries · Stereoscopy · Symbols