Opening the card reveals a 3D image made up of the card’s multiple layers. Made by www.eurekarp.com.
Purchased at the shop at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy. This is an effective way of presenting an Egyptian mummy in a sarcophagus. Made in Germany by L.M. Kartenvertrieb.
Printed in Japan, this 3D lenticular card is of a higher quality than was generally available at the time.
There are two pieces to this card. The coloured image is on the card at the back. In the front, pivoted at the centre, is a clear piece of plastic printed with a series of black lines. As this top piece is rotated the resulting moiré fringes give the appearance of movement. Made by BIZARR verlag and printed in Germany.
The young lady winks as the card is tilted from side to side. Made by J. Arthur Dixon.
Six identical lenticular 3D images can be pushed out from this postcard sized sheet. www.postcard-online.com. Copyright L.M. Krtenvertrieb.
Viewing stereo photographs was hugely popular just before and just after the turn of the 20th century. These cards were made for an international market, judging from the use of six languages on the reverse of the cards. In total there are 66 photograph pairs relating to Italy. These stereo pairs can be viewed in the Underwood & Underwood stereo viewer, Ref. no. N1101. These were a gift to John and Anne Davenport from Harry Carson (real name Pat Swain) who lived in Norwich.
The clever design allows it to be folded flat and sent through the post as a postcard.
The subject matter is mainly puzzles, optical illusions or magic. Two illustrative pages are shown, along with the album itself.