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Camerascope and stereoscopic photos of Myanmar

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-1032

Content Description

This collection contains a pocket-sized folding Camerascope, which was a brand of stereoscope, and twenty-four black-and-white stereoscopic photographs, the latter produced by Sunbeam Tours. The photos depict Myanmar, then called Burma. The pictures show rural and city life; Burmese laborers, such as fishermen; and temples and pagodas. The locations depicted are Sinbo and the Irrawaddy River, Mandalay, Bagan (formerly Pagan), Bhamo, Magwe, and Yangon (formerly Rangoon). Several images are devoted to showing Shore Dragon Pagoda in Yangon.

Dates

  • Creation: circa 1930s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

The Indupor viewer, which was a type of stereoscope, was patented in the UK in 1922 by Alfred Krauth and Carl Neithold under their Stereo-Indupor company. Camerascopes, Ltd., which incorporated in 1925, began producing these Camerascopes under the same patent.

Sunbeam Tours of London produced a number of travel-related "Camerascopic views" for use with the Camerascope.

Source: Wangari, Keita. (2024). Stereo indupor / Original-indupor / Camerascope viewer: 1920s Germany & London. | V 3D V |. https://vintageviewers.com/stereo-indupor-viewer.

Extent

0.04 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (7.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains a pocket-sized folding Camerascope and twenty-four black-and-white stereoscopic photographs of various locations in Myanmar. The pictures show rural and city life; Burmese laborers, such as fishermen; and temples and pagodas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Allsworth Books in February 2021.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in May 2024 by Jenelle Clark.

Genre / Form

Geographic

Topical

Title
Guide to the Camerascope and stereoscopic photos of Myanmar
Author
Jenelle Clark
Date
May 2024
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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