Archive for February, 2012

Victorian microscope slides

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

These are examples of Victorian ‘exhibition’ slides created by arranging the wing-scales of butterfles and insects, diatoms and other parts of microscopic creatures. You can see lots of interesting Victorian slides here

Make animations from stereoscope cards

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The New York Public Library website has an online program that lets you create animated GIFs from old Victorian and early 20th Century stereoscope cards. Try it here Here are a couple of examples: