Monday, August 18, 2008

View. Master!

We picked up this beauty on our last visit to Jeff's mother's house and its Attic o' Treasures. It was hers when she was a child -- so it's, like, an actual antique, but it still works. The spring on the advancing level is so tight that Jo can barely depress it far enough to move the story along, however. Parental involvement required.

We have a whole box of slides, too, each with "7 three dimension full color pictures": Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Disney on Parade, and travelogues from Rio de Janeiro to "Pennsylvania: The Keystone State."

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I decided this is going to be Photo Week, since I am overwhelmed with work have lots of pretty pictures to share. And since great minds do think alike, Aimee announced that she's starting a photo contest. So check it out, shutterbugs.

7 comments:

Heather said...

Wow, I didn't know there was a version before the cheap plastic ones we used to have. Cool.

kirida said...

Wow! What a find! I would love to see the slides.

mothergoosemouse said...

Love the View Master! It's almost as good as having a slide show in my grandparents' basement.

They should allow you to create your own using vintage slides.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Oh, I loved the View Master. Yes, it was still around when I was a kid... My kids would probably look through it & ask "When will the movie start?"

Lady M said...

Very cool! Toys that don't break after 15 minutes, those were the days.

Mandy said...

I remember those things! They were just as hard to depress back in the 70s.

the mama bird diaries said...

That is really quaint and cool.