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 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.
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.