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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Stereopticon, ca. 1890

Stereopticon, ca. 1890

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Rockland Historical Society

Physician and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes invented the hand-held stereopticon in 1859.

Holmes wrote articles for the Atlantic Monthly magazine promoting the educational value of the stereopticon, which was the prototype for the View Master educational toy developed in the 1940s.

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