An amazing discovery

My Grumps, my mom’s father, loved photography (it runs on both sides of the family: Grandpa, my Dad’s dad did too).  He had a series of cameras, most of which I’ve now ended up with, from old Brownies to Kodaks to Polaroids.  Apparently he took mostly slide film, as I ended up with *hundreds* and *hundreds* of slides, mostly Kodachrome (gives you those nice, bright colors).

Some of the slides, though, were a type I’d never seen before: stereo slides! I knew they existed, but I’d only seen them in commercial format; I hadn’t realized that home photographers could take them.  Well, take them they could, and Grumps did, with what I assume must have been a Stereo Realist camera (sadly, the camera has not yet turned up).

I ended up with 30ish boxes of stereo slides, so perhaps 200-300 images total.  I’m having them scanned, some in 2D (the ones that are “meh” in quality) and some in 3D (to Blu-Ray, for the ones for which the 3Dness would be worth it, according to the company that is doing it for me).

I’ve gotten back the first batch of 2D ones — check it out:

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My Grumps, apparently a fan of the selfie!

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My Granny and my mom at Grandfather Mountain

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My Aunt Sister and ??

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Fantastic pic of the Golden Gate Bridge

 

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