Museum Exhibit Showcases the Fascination of 3D

Feb 7, 2013

Long before movies were invented, people living in the 19th century were fascinated with a simple device that brought photographs to life.  The stereoscope allowed two images to be viewed as one three-dimensional portrait.  Photos from that era depicted nearly every aspect of life, from the familiar to the exotic.

On Sunday, the MSU Museum opens an exhibit that pays tribute to stereoscopes and the world of 3-D technology.  Many of the items were part of the personal collection of the late Val Berryman, a beloved museum curator who passed away in January. 

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery spoke with museum director Gary Morgan about the objects…and their owner.

Stereoscopes were invented in the early 19th century. They gave rise to the modern 3D technology now widely seen in the movies.
Credit Courtesy MSU Museum