Vue D'Optique Print

Title

Vue D'Optique Print

Subject

Print

Description

An early twentieth century re-strike of a vue d'optique - 'Le Grand Lac de Barbarie.' Vue d’optiques, perspective prints, or ‘optical views’ were first introduced following the popularization of the Zograscope or ‘optical diagonal machine.’ These prints were highly popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A zograscope is an optical device for enhancing the sense of depth perception from a flat picture. It consists of a large magnifying lens through which the picture is viewed.

Creator

Chez Daument rue St. Martin

Date

1900-1925

Format

11 ¾ x 16 x 5/8 inch; 29.8 x 40.6 x 1.6 cm

Identifier

HC 2034

Files

vue-doptique-print-2034.jpg

Citation

Chez Daument rue St. Martin, “Vue D'Optique Print,” Selections from the Hampshire College Archives, accessed August 17, 2017, http://hampshirearchives.omeka.net/items/show/2958.