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Stereoscope and slides c 1908

Rose’s Stereoscopic Views

Erotic and sexually provocative images have long been popular diversions for troops far removed from romantic prospects. The explicitness of the images—be they French postcards, pin-ups, or pornographic videos—has changed with the times, but the end-goal—of placing the viewer in a fantasy world, away from the dangers of the battlefront—remains unchanged.

This stereoscopic card viewer was, perhaps, a more compelling ‘dream factory’ than the standard set of French postcards—its subjects are rendered in three dimensions.