From the presentation

Stereo Realist Camera System

Stereo Realist Story: A History In Advertising

Susan Pinsky and David Starkman are stars in the 3-D community. They ran the “Reel 3-D News,” a sort of 3-D photography fanzine in the late 1970s, and established their mail-order “Reel 3-D Enterprises,” a leading supplier for active Stereo Realist-format photographers for decades. Sometime in the 1980s, they began working on a book on the Realist, and more recently scanned hundreds of original advertisements from 1950s magazines. The book hasn’t happened (yet) but they’ve now generously made the whole collection available on this public flickr album. It also includes a treasure trove of other amazing finds including Seton Rochwite’s original drawings for the camera and viewer, complete scans of the Stereo Realist’s official company newsletter, behind-the-scenes photos from the Realist factory, and more.

Wikipedia entry on Stereo Realist

Informative Obituary of Realist designer Seton Rochwite


WikipediaThe Kodachrome Project * NYTimes article on end of Kodachrome

Harold Lloyd

Official site of Harold Lloyd estate

3D Movies

3D Film Archive

Bob Furmanek and his team do amazing work documenting and preserving 3D history.

Dallas’ Titche-Goettinger Department Store

The StoreThe BuildingCurrent website for building

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Official current site


The New York Stereoscopic Association

The New York area’s currently-active 3D club has fascinating and frequent meetings.

The National Stereoscopic Association

America’s national 3D club — their quarterly magazine is beautifully done. They also host a yearly convention, this year in Tulsa, OK

Vintage Stereo Slides Facebook group

International Stereoscopic Union


Dr. T.’s Realist Repair

The leading expert on 1950s-era stereo viewers – George “Dr. T.” Themelis. George will repair and supercharge your vintage 3D viewer to make it better than new, or sell you a book on how to do it with some included supplies. Also repairs the cameras and sells many other 3D photo supplies, viewers and bulbs, plus vintage views and equipment at his eBay store.

Berezin 3D

Steve Berezin has a great selection of new 3D supplies for the shooter and enjoyer  and he has a huge breadth of 3D knowledge. He also carries my 3-reel view-master set The Man with F.E.E.E.T.

3D Stereo Dalia Miller has been in the 3D business for decades and sells new and vintage viewers, bulbs, supplies for shooing and mounting, and has an especially good collection of View Master stuff. She also sells my Man With F.E.E.E.T. Viewmaster reels. They offer a higher-quality focussing View-Master viewer too.

Studio 3D – Ron Labbe

Based in Boston, Ron has one of the worlds best collections of vintage 3D slides, and provides all sorts of 3D services — some not available anywhere else. He also does educational and entertaining vintage 3-d slide shows.

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