The View-Master was first launched in the United States in 1939. The device was an updated version of the stereoscope and enabled people to view three-dimensional images of tourist attractions and travel views in full colour. The reels of the View-Master and their photographic images served as souvenirs of visited as well as unvisited sights. 'American Sights' is a photographic journey back in time, transporting us to 20th century vistas and highlighting touristic artefacts from the beginning of mass image production. Four hundred 3D View-Master reels were browsed to select a series that carries a romantic distance between the image and the viewer.
Softcover, 224 pages