Check out these astonishing 3D images of WWI captured with a rare stereoscopic camera
posted Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM EDT
Chris Hughes over at A Nerd's World made an incredible find recently. While attending an estate sale in the Niagara Falls area of Ontario, Canada, Hughes purchased a rare, Jules Richard Verascope stereoscopic camera from World War I that can produce 3D images.
The camera, which had once been owned by the French Army, was in perfect condition and came with the original leather carrying case and a treasure trove of glass slides. The WW I images on the slides include shots of tanks, soldiers, corpse-strewn battlefields, and other scenes of destruction from the war.
Hughes purchased the Verascope from an elderly man who had been selling off his camera collection before retiring. He then turned the dual-image glass slides into astonishing 3D gifs, which you can see below.
"Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers every time I place a glass slide into the 3D stereo viewer," Hughes writes.
See more at A Nerd's World.