YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK IN VIEW-MASTER REELS
The View-Master was created in 1938 by the Sawyer's Photographic Services of Portland, Oregon. A View-Master reel has two small color transparencies on opposite sides of the reel for each of seven views. When seen through the special View-Master viewer (shown on the brochure below), the view appears in three-dimension. Twenty-eight years later View-Master was sold to the GAF Company. It was later owned by several more different companies, and today is still being produced by the Fisher-Price Company. The reels made today will still work in 71 year old viewers!
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These are View-Master reels number 131 and 132 and are the first reels to feature Yosemite National Park. This reel 131 was produced in 1948 and reel 132 in the middle 1940s.
The folded brochure is a sales list of View-Master reels and features a view of Yosemite National Park. It is dated September 1949 and lists over 300 titles available from Sawyer's at that time.
This set of three View-Master reels, numbers A1711, A1712, and A1713, was issued in a single colorfully illustrated envelope. This set was published in the late 1960s.
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