This could interest a couple of 'Lis-map' subscribers, maybe those
involved in the 'History of Cartography' Project's 20th-century volume?
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Subject: MAPS-L: USGS Cartographer Tom Devine passes away
Devine was a cartographer, or mapmaker, by day, and worked for the U.S.
Geological Survey in Denver for 32 years.
Devine, who died Dec. 23 at age 79, won several awards for his
photography and was often a judge at contests.
The stereo camera takes three-dimensional pictures, which are usually
shown through a projector or through hand-held stereoscopes or stereo
viewers. The first of those, called a Stereopticon, was invented by
Oliver Wendell Holmes and Joseph Bates in 1862 and was the standard
stereoscope for decades.
According to a stereographic Web page, "looking at stereographs was as
common in Victorian times as watching TV today."
Dan Wray, a member of the Rocky Mountain Stereo Photography Club, said
stereographic photography "was in its heyday" in the early 1950s and
that the last such camera was made in the 1960s. Now, about the only
place you can buy a stereo camera is on eBay, he said.
For the entire article ...
Photographer won awards for 3-D work
By Virginia Culver
Denver Post Staff Writer
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Article Created: 01/10/2007 07:47:04 PM MST