Sunday, July 22, 2012

Yard sale score!


I bought a vintage View Master set today at a yard sale. Model C from 1946. It came in a great Bakelite box and included loads of reels. I am totally fascinated by the old Wizard of Oz images. I took this picture through the Viewfinder. The imagery is weird and wonderful and odd and beautifully creepy - which of course is right up my alley! Thought you might like to see it :-)

 


9 comments:

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

What a wonderful find! When we used to visit my grandparents there were two "special" activities we would look forward to: the Chinese checker game to play with my grandfather and the box with the View-Master and all those great discs of colorful 3D looking pictures.

I'm Pam said...

very cool yard sale score! I love the image you captured thru the viewfinder. I wish I would have scored this little gem!

talent trawl said...

inspirational find
am sure you can
incorporate into
one of your fab designs
hoorah x ...

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Hannah Bird said...

how so very cool! perfect thing to pick up and play with on a slow day!

piecespassed.blogspot.com said...

My cousin had one of these back in the 60's and we would spend hours on end looking at the slides! My favorite was a Barbie one when they went to the beach!! Great find!!

suzieQ said...

Great image, have to say that I didn't care for View-Master as a kid but I like the pics you found. I will be on the lookout for old View Masters, didn't realize they were made of Bakelite.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what an awesome find!! It is really cool looking.

lisa :: the red thread said...

no WAY! That is so awesome. Score of the decade I'd say!

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Hi Sidney Ann, I'm so glad you said that. More people should check out children's books. There are some real gems out there.

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