from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Two stereoscopic pictures or one picture with two superposed stereoscopic images, designed to give a three-dimensional effect when viewed through a stereoscope or special glasses.
- transitive v. To make a stereographic picture of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pair of stereoscopic images that give a three-dimensional effect when viewed through a stereoscope or similar device; a stereogram
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any picture, or pair of pictures, prepared for exhibition in the stereoscope. Stereographs are now commonly made by means of photography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as stereogram.
- n. A machine for making the embossed or raised points used in New York point-printing for the blind upon sheet-metal plates, the plates being designed for use in an embossing-press for transferring the points (characters, letters, etc.) to paper. It is an adaptation of the kaleidograph and differs from it in employing a fly-wheel, operated by a foot-pedal or other power, to operate the embossing mechanism, the selection of the points and their position being controlled by the operator by means of the keyboard. See kleidograph and point-printing.
- n. In craniometry, an instrument for drawing orthogonal projections of skulls.
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The stereograph is a development from the kleidograph, designed to emboss both sides of zinc or brass plates ready for use in printing.
Even more sensational was the image known as a stereograph, or stereo view, which was a photograph viewed in 3-D through a stereoscope, or stereo viewer-another 1830s invention.
When I realized how the effect was working, I set about discovering if I could capture the same illusion by layering both sides of an old stereograph in Photoshop & displaying the result as an animated gif.
Consider Reaching for the Out of Reach #11, an animated stereograph of a young boy on a warship during the American Civil War.
But what elements of these lost moments are regained in an animated gif of a stereograph?
While 19th century viewers of the original stereograph for Reaching for the Out of Reach #9 may have enjoyed the dramatic image of luckless passengers shipwrecked on the shores of Massachusetts, it's hard to imagine they would be similarly amused by the sad Victorian-looking characters stranded atop coffee bales and beneath umbrellas while the crippled ship looms like a set piece from some 3D Tim Burton film.
When I realized how the effect was working, I set about discovering if I could capture the same illusion by layering both sides of an old stereograph in Photoshop and displaying the result as an animated gif.
The shared content links to the library's page for the original stereograph, completing the cycle back at the source.
The stereograph from February 1865 — which Flickr users helpfully tagged both “punk” and “emo” among other keywords — shows Lincoln with short hair.
A stereograph taken by Lewis Emory Walker, a government photographer, about February 1865, is now on Flickr in a Library of Congress photostream.
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