Multiple Reel Sets
This set was made in conjunction with an exhibition by the same name, and features the images of Frances Naylor made by her father during her amazing period of levitation. Read below for a description of the exhibition:
Frances Naylor's legs were amputated when she was only two years old due to a circulatory problem. But when she was thirteen Frances began having powerful dreams that she could walk. One morning after such a dream, she woke to find she had the ability to levitate.
Her mother was a devoutly religious woman and forbade Frances from displaying this ability outside. Her father was fascinated however, and made a number of stereo photographs of his daughter as she floated about their house.
Just as mysteriously as it began, the ability to levitate was lost about a
month later, and Frances sunk into a deep depression. She was later
institutionalized and died later of pneumonia. The photographs which her father
made remain as the only record of this amazing occurrence.
Addison Twins 2 Reel SetLimited Edition (300) View-Master set of "The Strange Case of Dr. Addison and the Crosswell Twins" by Christopher Schneberger. View-Master set comes with 2 reels (14 images), printed insert detailing the story, and one black viewer. The reels are new, custom made by Fisher-Price for the artist. Each reel is signed and hand numbered.
This set was made in conjunction with an exhibition by the same name, and features the images made by Dr. Addison of Regina Crosswell and the ghost of her twin sister, Lydia. Read below for a description of the exhibition:
In the spring of 1908, Dr. Charles Addison disappeared. The noted botanist, amateur zoologist, and photographer, had been making a series of images of a young girl named Regina Crosswell. Regina's twin sister, Lydia, had died in the winter, though the circumstances were unclear. More information The images from this set won the Paul Wing award (best of show) at the 2005 National Stereoscopic Association conference near Dallas.
This 3 Reel set has been used to teach how to prepare for praying from the Koran and was sold at the Hajj in Mecca for that purpose. Written in Arabic it is a very rare set. This is new. More information
This 2 reel turkey View-Master was a promotion for "the Turkey Store" which contains a viewer and 2 reels which show various entrées that can be made with turkey meat. The reels are a bit of a "turkey" because unlike most View-Master reels they are not 3D, but that doesn't hurt the collector or for enthusiast of good food.
Collectors will be interested to know that the viewer that comes with the set is the earlier US made Tyco version, not the currently produced View-Master viewer. The viewer is black. More info and images.
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