As advertised in the 1950s: “All the family will enjoy pictures of famous American scenes, exotic faraway lands and exciting children’s stories in the amazing depth of three dimensions. View-Master stereo color pictures are so real, you’ll feel you are actually part of the scene! Each low-cost View-Master Reel — for use in View-Master Stereoscopes and Projectors — contains seven stereo Kodakchrome scenes. Over 400 entertaining, educational subjects to delight all the family.”

Chilly Willy & his igloo

As seen through the viewer

Chilly Willy's Igloo-viewmaster reel

Photo from Dana

 

Top Cat View-Master reel (1962)

“Medal for Meddling”

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Photo thanks to Giles Booth

 

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Disneyland Main Street View-Master reel package

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Ice Follies View-Master reel

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Bambi: Disney & Sawyer’s View-Master packaging

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Walt Disney’s Babes in Toyland

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Vintage Viewmaster three-dimension reel list

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Herbie, the Love Bug – Disney Viewmaster

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Knott’s Berry Farm

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Above 5 photos of reel packaging photos from Amy Meredith



 

1970s Viewmaster viewer

Says the owner, “Old Vintage View-Master 1973/74 received at Christmas, with 3 discs/booklets, Zorro & Bonanza TV series, and Tarzan.”

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Thanks to Jamie

 

Tiny magical worlds

A collection of View-Master discs/reels.

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Thanks to longhairbroad

 

ViewMaster model C

From the owner: “View-Master Model C, pictured here, was produced between 1946 and 1955. It was made from bakelite and was the first viewer to have a slot into which the reels were placed for viewing. This particular model (3798) dates from approximately 1950, which makes sense, since my parents would have bought it for me when I was at about 3-4 years old. Believe it or not, all reels made for any view master will work in any model from 1939 to present.”

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Photo from Jack W. Pearce

 

Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam View-Master reel (1989)

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