Maybe a decade ago, that Getty had a show on curio cabinets (wunderkammer) in the 18th century and 19th centuries --- rather just the whole history of themRobert K S wrote: ↑Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 amNot only that but it didn't require printing and enlargement to paper cards which were more susceptible to warping/bending, mold, water damage, sticking to each other, dirt/scratches, etc. etc. Cared for well, films on Viewmaster discs from 40 years ago look as pristine as the day they were made, which can't be said for anything put on paper cards.
And they had a viewer for a 3-D photo taken in the 1860s and "printed" on a glass plate. Because there was no paper to yellow, the image was fantastic. It looks as though it had been taken the week before although everything was completely period-Looking.,