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Historic 3-D images at the Fannin County Museum of History
By Malinda Allison, Fannin County Museum of History
Mar 13, 2024
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Bonham, Texas -- The Fannin County Museum of History is delighted to have received a donation of a 600-set collection of stereoscope images which was produced by the Keystone View Company for use in classrooms.

The 600 Set Knowledge Visualized Concrete Study Course.

The donation was from the family of Glenna Langford, who taught 4th grade in Bonham from 1966 to 1990.

This wonderful set of stereoscope images, in a beautiful wooden cabinet, must have been part of a classroom for many years before Mrs. Langford began teaching in Bonham. We believe it was sold to the school district in the early 1900s.

The 600 images are of many, many different subjects and geographic areas, including the United States and many other countries. Examples are the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain, the Taj Mahal in India, the Sphinx in Egypt and the US Capitol.

A wonderful set of 10 astronomy images include the full moon and the planet Saturn and its rings. Detailed research notes for each image are printed on the back of each card.

The double images are viewed through a special viewer which creates a 3-D image.

Every guest at the Museum since we obtained the viewer and images a few weeks ago has been fascinated by the device and images.

Come visit the Museum and see them!

The Fannin County Museum of History is located on Main Street in Bonham just a few blocks south of the Courthouse Square and is open Tuesday Saturday, noon 4:00 p.m.

Fannin County Museum of History