LaughingSquid posted some recently discovered stereoscopic images taken shortly after the 1906 earthquake (and subsequent fires) in San Francisco. Whats interesting about these photographs is not that they are 3D, which was invented in the 1830′s, but that they are an early form of color photography called Kromskop. I wanted to recreate the 3D effect without using a pair of stereoscope glasses, so I used animated gifs to create Wiggle Stereoscopy. I was surprised to see how subtle the actual 3D is. I believe the photographer used one camera and just pivoted it, rather than moving it to the right an inch or two.
Mar 18th, 2011