“Taxiphote” stereoscopic viewer and glass slides

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Title

“Taxiphote” stereoscopic viewer and glass slides

Description

The “Taxiphote” was a mechanical device to display three-dimensional images from glass slides. The original design was patented by French inventor Jules Richard (1848-1930) in 1893. This particular model dates to the early 20th century. The 800+ glass slides that were included in the purchase document the social history of Egypt around 1920, and include many photographs of public spaces, buildings, gardens, and private life in Egypt.

Subject

Egypt -- Description and travel

Relation

https://cdm15795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15795coll15

Language

Date Created

circa 1910

Bibliographic Citation

Heshmat, Dina. Egypt 1919 : The Revolution in Literature and Film, Edinburgh University Press, 2020. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/aucegypt/detail.action?docID=6215606

Temporal Coverage

1913-1920

Provenance

AUC Libraries acquired this collection in 2016. The device and slides were cleaned and digitized. Detailed descriptive metadata was created to facilitate access to the contents of the collection, which is available online.

Files

taxiphote_case.jpg
taxiphote_airshow.jpg

Citation

““Taxiphote” stereoscopic viewer and glass slides,” AUC Libraries, accessed August 14, 2022, https://auclibraries.omeka.net/items/show/26.