Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

While visiting an estate in Ontario's Niagara Falls two years ago, a film enthusiast stumbled upon a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. Here's what he found inside.

The verascope camera, which was purchased by A Nerd's World's Chris Hughes, was found in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. The antique had been in the possession of an elderly man who was clearing out his camera collection in preparation for retirement.

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

"Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers every time I place a glass slide into the 3D stereo viewer," writes Hughes.

Here's what a typical glass slide looks like:

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

And A Nerd World's 3D digital rendering:

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

This one's a bit harrowing. Two soldiers help a commrade who has been shot, while a dead body lies in the background:

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

This one is Hughes's favorite: Four friends looking straight into the lens:

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

About two dozen soldiers try to push a cannon to the top of a hill:

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

The scale of the destruction is clearly demonstrated in this photo:

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

Solider gather for a funeral:

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWIS

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