Digital Spotlight: World War I Glass Plate Stereoviews

We are pleased to share that the entire collection of World War I Glass Plate Stereoviews (MS-457) are now freely available online, anytime, through the Wright State University Campus Online Repository, at CORE Scholar: World War I Glass Plate Stereoviews.

The Relief Team (ms457_01_19)

The Relief Team (ms457_01_19)

The glass plate stereoview slides and viewer were purchased by Hugh O. Merron (1894-1966) in Paris, France. Merron served in the American Expeditionary Forces stationed in France during World War I. The collection includes a stereoviewer and accompanying glass plate stereoscopic photographs of war scenes from World War I. Stereoscopic photographs are double pictures of the same scene, side by side, which produces a three-dimensional effect when viewed through a stereoviewer.

The Sacred Way, Verdun (ms457_01_70)

The Sacred Way, Verdun (ms457_01_70)

This digital project has been a collaborative effort between the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the University Libraries’ Digital Initiatives and Repository Services (DIRS) Department, which provided the digitization, metadata encoding, and uploading of digital content to CORE Scholar.

Please visit the Special Collections & Archives’ CORE Scholar page to browse additional digital collections. Don’t forget to check out the University Archives’ CORE Scholar page as well.

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