The Olympic Games
This scarce stereo book was published by Stereo House
It has 64 pages, thick bevelled boards with four recesses to hold the
100 original stereographs (2-2/7" x 5") [ 3 missing] and the metal viewer.
The former boxer Ludwig Haymann has written an interesting text on the subject of the Summer Olympics 1936
in Berlin and the Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
In the text, which is written in German, some of the 3D photos are pasted on 8 black cardboard pages.
The photos show the opening ceremonies, Olympic flags and bells, the Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten,
the Olympic Stadium, the Dietrich Eckart Stage on the Olympic Grounds in Berlin, the Olympic Village, Olympic medals, winter
and summer sports venues, spectators, the Olympic torch, athletes of all sorts in competition, notable dignitaries, television equipment
broadcasting the Olympic Games, the filming of the Olympics, Leni Riefenstahl, members of the press, autograph seekers,
and even the German railways in service of the Olympic Games.
The photos are double images printed from a negative onto photographic paper and appear very realistic (3-dimensional)
when viewed in the viewer. No other photographic process can give the viewer the feeling of actually "being there".
Each image is numbered and has a full description of the scene on the back.
Approx/Measurements of the book: 11-3/4" x 8-1/2" ~2.9 lbs.
Condition of this stereoview book:
The book is in good exterior and good interior condition.
Extremities worn, name on front free endpaper and fly leaf, rear board with frayed dent.
3 stereo views are missing [#88, #90, #92], the remaining 97 stereographs are in good condition.
The metal viewer is in good condition.