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NOTCOT Giveaway 23: Reform School- 12.08.08

reform1.jpg TO WIN: Leave a comment ~ have any viewmaster stories? ENTER BY 12/11. WINNER: Vanessa in London!

So, in my random need to rationalize, decided that for my birthday i’m doubling up on giveaways today! So second one for this monday ~ Reform School! The adorable shop in Silverlake is giving away one black viewmaster (so classic!!!) and the Vladmaster of your choice… personally, i’d pick Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities ~ it reminds me of a UCLA comparative lit class freshman year ~ quite possibly one of my favorite classes ever…

“Vladmasters are handmade View-Master™ reels designed, photographed, and hand-assembled by Vladimir. They make use of toys, neglected household objects, and odd ephemera to tell 28-picture tales of train chases, missing steam shovels, disastrous dinner parties, and overly adventurous cockroaches.”

In essence, who doesn’t need a a viewmaster and some handmade reels filled with artistic recreations of classics? See the options on the next page ~ and leave a comment with a viewmaster story for a chance to win!

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As a nipper, about 7 or 8, I had one of the bright red viewmasters and sat by the window in my room going through slides of capital cities. This caused some controversy with the elderly neighbour opposite who did not have a viewmaster and came round to complain about me taking photos of her from my bedroom window. Hilarity ensued for everyone apart from me who just wanted to get on with looking at Paris.

----- Curlylad 12.12.08 02:38

i love view masters, mickey mouse gave me one in disney world after i fell down. i was 4.

----- monicka 11.12.08 21:36

Had these growing up, but have no idea what I watched on them…

----- Ray 11.12.08 10:34

I have adored viewmasters since I was 3 and had 3D sesame street reels. I used to have the classic red viewer when I was younger. Since rediscovering my love for viewmaster, I have a acquired a multi colored viewer that is partially see though so that you can see the working parts inside. I love it but it doesnt work that well; it sticks a lot. My favorite reels that I found are of pretty women at a bird sanctuary in the 50’s. I would cherish a new viewer and reels!

----- Sheena Callage 11.12.08 09:13

When I was a wee lad my favorite viewmaster reel was the Flintstone’s. It was my first 3-D viewmaster reel and I couldn’t stop viewing it. I love how Fred and Barney looked so real and I loved the scenery.

----- Danny 11.12.08 07:37

I remember watching pictures from Disney movies on my viewmaster when I was little. It was fun to imagine the entire movie in your mind from only a few frames.

----- Matt 10.12.08 22:27

hm now that playgirl is going out of business maybe I can make viewmaster cards for women—-oops for anyone who wants them

----- s 10.12.08 21:09

Whenm I was a wee little KC, I LOVED my viewmaster, until my sister snapped (she HATED the noise it made) and broke mine!

Tragic! I think a replacement would help avoid thousands in bills at the shrink!

----- Kasey C. 10.12.08 18:43

I remember those! so cool!

----- Shannin 10.12.08 17:51

When i was 6, I accidentally had my sister, who at the time was 2, choke on a discarded viewmaster slide after I tried to compare the size of the slide to the size of my sister’s tongue. Believe me when I say I never tried that again!

----- Amar 10.12.08 17:39

Oh the viewmaster. Stereoscopic imaging was first designed as an adult parlor toy, but now is used primarily for children. I used to have one with Sesame Street characters. I loved Sesame Street and my viewmaster.

----- Daniel 10.12.08 14:49

I placed a pog in my viewmaster.
not a good view.

----- Evan 10.12.08 14:19

i never owned one, but my spoiled friend did. i remember him always getting the coolest toys from his dad overseas. revert back to the now, i wanted to put together my portfolio slides into a viewmaster then send it out to places where i want to work after college. but i believe someone already took that idea. if not, don’t steal it!

----- labraji 10.12.08 12:56

I actually got to see the Vladmaster in action. It was a memorable experience - everyone got their own Viewmaster and reel and would click along to the audio when prompted, Viewmasters aimed towards the blank movie screen. It was interesting to have such a communal experience with a toy that is usually experienced alone.

----- Mia 10.12.08 11:22

I never had a Viewmaster as a kid. My older brother had one, but he wouldn’t share. WAHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I NEED! I NEED! I NEED!

Thanks for a fun giveaway.

----- Jean D. 10.12.08 10:46

My dad worked for Kodak and I used to cut up old slides and make my own reels. I once made a reel staring Cybil Shepard. (She was the kodak girl - remember????) I think I still have them somewhere, but my Viewmaster is long gone.

----- suz 10.12.08 09:05

I don’t know if this is just me being silly, but I can’t find anywhere to post comments to get the fleet street scandal posters, which I’ve been admiring for ages and was excited to see on here. So… I’m posting a comment for that (link:http://www.notcot.com/archives/2008/12/notcot_giveaway_21.php), “telling us about your favorite movie poster of all time!”:
I think I have a weakness for the classic Star Wars Trilogy posters for the earlier three movies… you know, the ones with the huge heads epically floating in space, small battle scenes clustered at their necks within glowing nebulae… I like those posters.
Hopefully this is an okay place to comment on that!
Thanks.
-Atticus

----- Atticus Waller 10.12.08 08:59

I always wanted to make my own viewmaster cartridges(?) reels(?)… it seeems kinda expensive- maybe someday…

----- Alexis 10.12.08 08:50

I grew up in an Amish community where view-finders were considered to the the devil’s work. Now that I have grown up and escaped their evil view-finder hating clutches, I would like to experience the magical wonder of this magnificent invention for myself.

NOT

I just want it.

----- Ross B 10.12.08 07:51

I’ve got a friend who’s planning on proposing via Viewmaster. True story.

----- Greg 10.12.08 07:31

i had a red viewmaster toy when i was a kid it showed slides of fairytales snow white, cinderella etc.. — i really loved that come to think of it. I WANT!!! :D

----- toasted 10.12.08 07:20

I used to have one of those mickey mouse viewmasters! That’s not the story though, I remember when I was little there was a tiny cafe that had all of their desserts on a pink viewmaster. I think that’s when I fell in love with cafes and those little lace cookies.

----- Jenn 10.12.08 04:31

I had a red viewmaster when i was a kid…i had new (i.e., 80’s) slides like muppet babies, roger rabbit, and disneyland, and some of my mom’s older ones too.

----- Jessica P. 09.12.08 21:41

omg, I remember these from 2nd grade!!

----- sandi 09.12.08 20:02

I used to have a fake, bootleg viewmaster, that we apparently bought from some sort of Chinese market. It was very interesting, to say the least…you could only see if you put your head at precisely the right angle, and pressed your eyes all the way into it. Which was hard, because I wear glasses. I think it was all pictures of different Pokemon…

----- swankifiedjello 09.12.08 19:52

Had so many fond memories of my childhood viewmaster. I spent countless hours viewing the superfriends and scooby doo. I really miss those and it would be great for my son to experience it as well!

----- noel m. 09.12.08 19:00

I don’t remember any particular childhood memories involving a viewmaster, but I remember quite vividly the sound it makes— the shuffle of the slide, the plastic click, and the sound of the spring as it unfurls with relief from the pressure of your finger on the button.

----- Mariko 09.12.08 18:32

I liked noticing the subtle differences in my viewfinders when I was little. Some had the flat, indented pulley you see above while others had a round bauble instead. The colours and shapes were also evolving from bright blues to fire-reds. Toys like this need to come back into play.

----- Vanessa 09.12.08 14:39

Oh man. There were many hours of ViewMaster-y in my childhood. An Only Child’s best friend.
These handmade slides sound amazing.

----- Kristin 09.12.08 14:21

My husband is from Colombia - he had two toys his whole childhood:
a matchbox and a viewfinder

----- jessica maxcy 09.12.08 13:17

When I was home for Thanksgiving this year, we dug through the closets looking for old toys my niece could play with. Lot of good memories in there, but my favorite was my old viewmaster complete with a full set of He-Man discs. She-ra is still pretty hot for a cartoon lady.

----- patguy 09.12.08 12:36

viewmaster memory - Mary Poppins slide set, it was like i was in the movie MAGIC!!
love this site some would say I am addicted!! not in design but the more i see here the more i think i have missed my calling!
xx

----- Anthea 09.12.08 12:19

When I was little, I had the Little Mermaid slides. They were my favorite. Also, there was something about the feeling when I would push the lever down and it would make the clicking sound that I loved. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw this post.

----- Julia 09.12.08 11:08

My favorite is the Viewmaster textbook on mushrooms published in the late 1940s with lots and lots of ‘shrooms (full title: Mushrooms in their natural habitats; illustrated with stereo-photos).

----- Jim C. 09.12.08 11:04

I loved my viewmaster as a kid…though the concept of the stereoscopic image always eluded me. I would look through the viewer, then squint and look at the reel, over and over again…never able to quite figure out the “magic.”

----- Sarah 09.12.08 10:32

I have one but its broken.

----- joe 09.12.08 09:53

My viewmaster only had disney scenes, which at 5 was great, but now this would be so much better!

----- b 09.12.08 09:35

My viewmaster only had disney scenes, which at 5 was great, but now this would be so much better!

----- b 09.12.08 09:35

love viewmasters

----- kate 09.12.08 09:33

When I was a kid, I used to wear a viewmaster as a glass. Then, kid at school started to wear it too! After 2 days….everybody stopped with this stupidity!

----- rafael 09.12.08 09:12

i dont have so much of a story as i do a nod to the fact that i have my viewmaster from childhood as well as my father’s from the 50s. very very cool.

----- Karlaanne 09.12.08 09:05

My brother never shared his Viewmaster with me, so i’ve never had the chance of owning one, let alone using one ! Sniff.

----- Kathleen 09.12.08 09:03

and then there was that time that I called the Viewmaster a Viewfinder … broke my brain and my toy

----- rebecca 09.12.08 08:59

My mom has started going through the *still* unpacked boxes from our last move … a mere 15 years ago. She’s rediscovering all sorts of things including my old toys. Every time I go home, there is a “new” toy for me to play with. About a month ago, she presented me with my old Viewfinder and I WENT-TO-TOWN. I was so excited to see my old friends from Fraggle Rock that I clicked through a little too aggressively and broke the Viewfinder :( I swear, it was really like being 6 all over again. Nothing could wipe that pout from my face.

----- rebecca 09.12.08 08:57

viewmasters were cool, but those little projectors that shot the viewmaster reels onto the wall were where it was at. i loved those… but looking back, i was missing out on the 3-d aspect of the viewmaster. hm.

----- Ryan 09.12.08 08:43

aawwww!! Awesome!!!!
The Retro-Old-School-Style!!

----- Janosch 09.12.08 08:38

I always liked only half turning to the next image. It was like seeing in between the lines… like the part you weren’t supposed to see. That white space could’ve been anything. Pretty darn cool stuff.

----- Allen 09.12.08 07:46

OMG!! i used to love this!! When i was a child, my parents got these for me for my birthday and i thought … this is the best thing ever.

I remember playing w/ this all day and night for months, just looking through it and day dream my days away…

----- jayp0411 09.12.08 07:44

Vlad rocks! Do whatever, say whatever it takes to get these disks, guys.

----- Hillel 09.12.08 07:38

I still remember the feeling of magic looking through the viewmaster as a kid. It was a window into another world. When the instmatic camera (with the 110 size Kodachrome film) appeared on the scene, I discovered that I could take two exposures - one with each eye - poke out the commercial pictures in a viewmaster reel and replace them with my own magic images. It was crude and it was messy, but sometimes it worked - and when the third dimension “snapped” into place, it was nearly orgasmic.

----- Paul Barfoot 09.12.08 06:44

When i was young, my parents bought my brother and i a ton of viemaster stuff. I loved them. Somewhere, in a couple shoe boxes in storage, there are 2 viewmasters, and a couple hundred slides. And I will find them, while im going through the storage to get all of my dads records to convert them to mp3. This Christmas will be all about recovering lost treasures. thanks

----- josh 09.12.08 06:42

My brother and I LOVE Kafka, and we sure as heck miss our old viewmasters. I think the Kafka reel would make an awesome Christmas present for my brother. I think it’d be a big surprise for him too. I don’t know if he knows about the vladmaster. How awesome would the Metamorphosis be in 3D???

----- Valerie 09.12.08 06:24

I definitely recall the awesomeness of my childhood viewmaster. If I remember correctly, Gummi Bears were my personal fave.

----- LANDLINE 09.12.08 05:40

When I was child I used to swap reels with a friend, who knew a friend who knew a friend…and so on, until we discovered that there were already 10 of us, and we all had the same classic red Viewmaster. We used to have Viewmaster afternoons whenever one of us would have a new batch of reels to view. It was lovely, now that I remember it.

Then there came this boy who had a blue Viewmaster…

----- David A. 09.12.08 05:35

I kept all of my old reels in a green plastic recipe box designed for large index cards. It was lost in a Fit of Cleaning perpetrated by my mother after I moved out.

----- Amy W. 09.12.08 05:20

All I have to say is that I don´t have a viewmaster storie….yet….as soon as I put my hands on one of those, boy, I´m gonna terror my coworkers badly with my own custom pics.
I choose Vladmaster Fear & Trembling.

----- Daniel Segatto 09.12.08 04:57

I had one with grand canyon I think..oddly enough, I think it was blue?

----- Alice 09.12.08 04:47

I wonder how hard it would be to make my own…

----- Josh 09.12.08 04:46

i miss the viewmaster

----- kirsten chow 09.12.08 04:24

ye ole Viewmaster. Mine from long ago was buzz lightyear and woody related. still have it in the basement too!

----- Collin 09.12.08 04:07

My grandma had one when I was a kid and it was the first thing I would run to when going there. She had an Arizona reel and there was a certain picture of Arizona’s beautiful red mountains and I would dream of being there. The best part about Viewmasters are that they look so real cause of the depth they have. Greatest childhood memory.

----- Topher Edwards 09.12.08 04:04

My first encounter with a viewmaster was when I found a shoe box under my parents bed filled with dirty magazines and oddly enough a viewmaster. I was about 9 or 10 and the things I saw thru that viewmaster changed my life and prolly made me into the sex-crazed addict I am today…. jp. But it was pretty interesting to find that shoe box. LOL


_DDB

----- DDB 09.12.08 01:11

I have never got any… :( but would love to have one now… ;)

----- polszki 09.12.08 00:22

When I was a kid, i used to watch Star Trek TNG… I always thought that Jordi Laforge (LeVar Burton) had a Viewfinder in his head, rather than just a visor.

----- Iain 09.12.08 00:07


…i remember looking thru a viewmaster for the 1st time and believing i was seeing true 3-d for the 1st time.

i thought it was magic. i brought my viewmaster to school everyday and kinda felt cooler than everyone else because they didn’t know what amazing-ness i had in my book bag:)

----- jayson ramos 08.12.08 23:10

when i was younger my brother used to cut out little slides and tape them in my viewfinder and he made me play a guessing game to see if i knew what the images were

----- levi montez 08.12.08 22:43

I had a red one with a bunch of animal pictures. Nothing too spectacular.
Perhaps this will be better?

----- Jasper 08.12.08 22:43

I had one with a bunch of sesame street slides that my grandpa picked up from the flea market. I’ve lost it for many years and seeing this really makes me feel nostalgic

----- everybodycares 08.12.08 21:59

i dont yet, but with italo calvino i could

----- dylan 08.12.08 21:47

When I was a child, my grandparents had a viewmaster with a bunch of sets of national geographic and bible story slides. I remember sitting by the low coffeetable, with the drawers that got stuck open, so we weren’t allowed to open them (but that’s where the playing cards were!) and looking at old pictures of balinese dancers with their arms at strange and beautiful angles, an elephant balanced on a ball, and Samson standing between the pillars. What a strange wonderful memory, thank you for stirring this.

Also, how cool, to have such strange viewmaster choices. Calvino’s Invisible Cities is a favorite book, the cities are all women, I think, and their descriptions are descriptions of their personalities and temperaments. Wow. What a lovely discovery.

----- Cole Sarar 08.12.08 21:46

I only had one viewmaster slide, of animals from the zoo. I did not have a chance to fully appreciate the awesome toy. SAD :(

----- Vanessa 08.12.08 21:30

Oh man I wonder where my old viewmaster is. One of the few toys I had growing up along with scrabble and legos. I really enjoy stereoscopic pictures, I even make my own!

----- Karl 08.12.08 21:16

Once the cops came to my house when I was looking at my Viewmaster. They questioned what I was looking at. I told them about the sequence with some happy kids playing in their sandbox. They quickly hauled me off. I didnt understand until I realized it wasnt my viewmaster it was binoculars and the kids were my neighbors. Man that was embracing.

----- Mike O 08.12.08 21:15

I remember having a viewmaster, and I remember it rocked. I probably hit my little brother with it at some point, or more likely, he probably hit me with it. He was always reaching for the closest weapon, and in his hands, pretty much anything qualified.

----- Chris Spurgin 08.12.08 21:05

I loved my ViewMaster…it got lost when we were moving wayyy back in the day

----- Lisa 08.12.08 21:01

Dear Viewmaster, I miss you.

----- alison 08.12.08 20:31

i agree with cheryl, awesome idea for portfolio presentation. It has it’s flaws as well, but you would bet mad points to ship them a viewmaster in a box….

----- Josh 08.12.08 20:18

So, in my random need to rationalize, i decided that for my birthday i’m doubling up on winning a viewmasters for notcot.
jajaja! hehehe!

----- banel 08.12.08 19:51

After moving, I lost my red and blue Viewmaster, I had easily 30 slides, ranging from 7 wonders of the world, to disney movies, to classic cars, to Mummets. It was very broad, I loved it so much, but this one in black, MATTE BLACK, IS SOOO MUCH COOLER! I want the Kafka slides! But the Jeremiah Barnes slides look fun too!

----- Kirk 08.12.08 19:48

retro is always good.

----- Sung 08.12.08 19:40

i also had a red one with disney reels. for some reason, i’ve always associated view-masters with shining times station (best kids’ show ever!). laying on my stomach on Grandma’s carpet, i’d stay there for hours with my feet up in the air, hovering over my little red plastic wonder toy clicking through slides from Disney’s The Rescuers Down Under, only once in a while looking up to marvel at the miniature Mr. Conductor or the jerky movements of the Jukebox Band. the 80s tyco version of the view-master is definitely one of my favorite childhood toys, but as an adult, i’d love to relive these memories through a more refined, classic model, along with some grown-up reels to boot! pick me! =)

----- julie 08.12.08 19:38

I saw a view master in a design annual. It was converted into a self promo piece and the slides were the portfolio. I thought it was a pretty awesome idea. I wish it was my idea. :D

----- Paul 08.12.08 19:34

I have a Christmas ornament that is a viewmaster and it actually had a few pictures to flip through, Quite amazing.

----- Evan Doyle 08.12.08 19:23

no….. no viewmaster stories. never had one :(
poor me huh?

----- grace 08.12.08 19:22

When I was four, I was convinced my viewmaster could take pictures because my uncle would draw little pictures and pretend to pull them out of it. What fun it was to be a kid and to believe your viewmaster was magical. I wish things were that simple now.

----- Emmie 08.12.08 19:15

happy birthday!

y’know zebras live in those things?! entire zoos and cartoon characters! i never had one as a kid but i definitely bogarted my friends during sleep overs.

----- blake 08.12.08 19:08

I loved my Viewmaster, and cherished my Scooby-Doo Viewmaster slides. However, a Viewmaster crossed with Holga-esque slides and literary references? Tailor-made for me.

----- Meghan 08.12.08 18:46

I have this great viewfinder with garfield comics in them! How awesome is that??

----- Jeff 08.12.08 18:42

I had one as a kid- it was red….

----- Rachel 08.12.08 18:39

When I was still a little kid I walked around the touristy part of Hollywood, namely the Mann’s Theatre, with a bright red viewmaster glued to my eyeballs. I think I found everything really boring, so go figure a slide of Winnie-the-Pooh or something amused me. =)

----- Jess 08.12.08 18:23

I have a friend who used to collect view finders, so for christmas one year I found him something unique at a garage sale: an antique pocket stereoscope. :)

----- rem 08.12.08 18:20

My grandparents had a viewmaster in a box for when the grandkids visited. The only reels they had was an incomplete set of “The Pixies go to Mars”. I’d love to find out the end of the story!

----- Clay 08.12.08 18:17

ugg i loved my veiwmaster!! i loved the hear to sounds that it made when you pressed the lever. i liked to press it half way and then go back over and over again. something about that sound, it was hipnotizing.

----- leslie 08.12.08 18:05

I always thought it would be cool to showcase my portfolio thru one of these. I remember stepping on one of these when I was younger & crap it hurt!

----- Cheryl 08.12.08 17:56

when i was young i had a lazy eye and could never get viewmasters to work, and yet still think that they are the nines.

----- tyler 08.12.08 17:54

OMG. Had the Peanuts slides as a kid. Loved them more than anything!

----- InTheDetails 08.12.08 17:38

Happy Birthday!

I once had a viewfinder. I once had slides for it. I lost the slides, but it was still fun to look through, while making the clicking sound with the lever. I may have led the neighbor kids to believe that I had magic slides that moved, and only I could see them.

----- Lucia 08.12.08 17:36

Yo quiero.

----- Evan 08.12.08 17:35

Smeh smeh viewfinder smeh smeh jetsons smeh smeh.

----- Andrew 08.12.08 17:30

i loved my red view master. it entertained me on many childhood road trips. i think my favorite one were the disney themed disks.

----- Caroline 08.12.08 17:20

i totally remember these!! i loved them as a child — my roommate works in the ER of a children’s hospital and she says they use them to keep the kids entertained.

----- amy t 08.12.08 17:18

I use to have one of these when I was a kid,,, my favorite was Mickey Vs. The Giant… such a classic!

----- Stacy B. 08.12.08 17:02

I used to have a red one as a kid. Don’t remember what slides I had, but I do remember liking to look through it!

----- Joe Wasserman 08.12.08 16:52

I gave my one and only view master to a friend in a koala backpack last year to make him happy. I would love to get another one. Especially one that comes with something other than Disney World pictures.

----- Kate 08.12.08 16:47

Oh finally a giveaway comment subject I can really relate to! I’ve had this bright red one as long as I can remember. This and my grandma’s caleidoscope were my magical treasures as a child. I have always had only 3 reels, which I could draw to detail by heart: Bambi, dinosaurs and exotic animals. I had forgotten I had it by a few years ago, but then I saw Albino Noi, a disturbingly wonderful movie and it gained a whole new meaning in my life. The movie was about an Icelandic boy, who dreamed of leaving the eternal winter for some Southern island, and he used to gaze at this picture of a perfect beach with his viewmaster, ans it symbolized everything for him. I searched for mine after that until I found it and once again looking at the old reels, something seemed to make more sense. Something nice and warm inside me. Really a wonderful thing to have had as a child, though probably it wouldn’t be as interesting and magical to shildren these days.

----- Liisa 08.12.08 16:41

when i was a kid i dreamed and believed my life was a viewmaster, and somewhere, someone was having lots of fun seeing how not borring it was :]

----- jaileen 08.12.08 16:32

i re-discovered the viewmaster after visiting the museum of jurassic technology several years ago. such a quiry place, and with viewmaster reels of some of their exhibitons!


----- drea k. 08.12.08 16:29

Cross your eyes. Cross your eyes.

See?! 3-D comment, ya’ll!

----- kevin 08.12.08 16:28

I never had one, but always envied the kids who had one, plus reels from all the places they’d taken vacations. (which I also didn’t get)

----- myrna eisenlauer 08.12.08 16:26

It’s great to see a Viewfinder as a giveaway.
I loved mine when I was a kid. I loved hearing the sounds of the mechanics when depressing the lever to change the slide. If your finger accidentaly let the lever fly up too fast it would make this great spring reverb coil sound. It was great.

----- Ted 08.12.08 16:24

Its not the classic red/orange, but very nice.

----- Erik Dahl 08.12.08 16:21

I had a ton of viewmasters as a kid. my favourite reels were of Snow White:)

----- melissa engle 08.12.08 16:16

When I was young my dad told me when I get older view finders will nudes and one day Ill get to see it. I was pumped seeming how he let me periodically peak at the dirty calendars at work. Im almost 23 and those things done have nudes. He usually said Im not allowed to look at that kind of stuff cause it will turn a part of my body to stone… weird

----- Jordan 08.12.08 16:15

I once mastered the view. Just once.

----- Ben 08.12.08 16:10

i had a bright red view finder when i was a kid and i remember having slides from disney movies. They were amazing and i played with it all the time

----- Evan 08.12.08 16:07

I actually have a view master right now somewhere in my room.

No guarantees that I can find it though. I just love the shape and the wonderful red color. ;)

----- Victor 08.12.08 16:07

When I was a little kid, my maternal grandparents had an old school black viewmaster. Whenever I traveled to their house, I would pull it out with its shoebox of slides and sort through them until I found the Gulliver’s Travels movie stills. They were the best, as at the time I had not read the book. Good stuff.

----- A. Meacham 08.12.08 16:06

This is so awesome! I remember as a I child having tons of View Masters, they were definitely one of my favorite things in life back then. I may still have one or two back at my parent’s, but would be nice having one of these artistic ones.

by the way, I have not said this, so.. HappyBday!!

----- Art 08.12.08 16:06

In high school, I played the role of Sonny in our production of Grease. For one scene, we were supposed to make it look like vintage americana so I found this great old viewmaster with a reel of the grand canyon or something in it. When I was on-stage I got so absorbed in it that I missed my cue for a line.

----- COREY 08.12.08 16:05

once a viewmaster became my lover….long story

----- greg 08.12.08 15:58


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