These stereoscopic photographs were scanned from stereo pairs that accompanied the book Die Olympischen Spiele 1936.
This book was published in Germany soon after those Olympics. My good friend from St. Louis, Steve Best, a long time 3D buff,
loaned me this book for the purpose of constructing this web page. The book itself contains a narrative description of the
spectacle, and a listing of the winners of the various events. A few of the stereo images are pasted into the book, but most of
them are held in pockets recessed into the thick back cover. The entire set consists of 100 pairs. The front cover contains another pocket designed to hold the
folding metal viewer. This viewer somewhat resembles the magnifier you see in old newsreels being used to view reconnaissance photos, and is well made, with glass
lenses held in a nickel-plated eyepiece. The photos are not transparent, so the construction of the viewer is open to allow
light to strike the front of the photos.
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