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This is a vintage Tru-Vue Stereoscope and 19 films. The viewer is made of Bakelite and was made by Tru-Vue in Rock Island, Illinois between 1932-1951. It has its original box as do each of 17 of the films. The films are in nice condition except for one which is noted below. The viewer is in very good condition and works. You feed the film strip into the viewer and slide the lever which will start moving the film through for viewing. The film boxes are in a vintage Christmas card box from P. F. Volland Co. of Joliet, Illinois.
The titles of the films ....and numbers that were at the end of the films, I assume are the dates of the films....so they would be from the 1940’s?
Army Life Today....pictures include 37mm anti aircraft gun crew, military police/jeep, bayonet course, soldier orchestra, post exchange, post band, dance, hike, choir/chapel, library ...6/42
U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego....mess hall, main entrance, recruit drills, boxing arena, regimental headquarters, library, swimming pool, Brig-Post Office & firehouse, golf course, review stand/parade ground, Administrative building,, dispensary...5/42
Starved Rock, Illinois ...2 films...#1 & #2.......7/41
Brookfield Zoo, Chicago ...10/41
Barnum Bailey Ringling Brothers Circus (see picture of film)...5/46
The Round-Up... Pendleton, Oregon.. celebration of Oregon’s pioneers, scouts, American Indians, cowboys....7/43
Other assorted titles....Lake Arrowhead, California....Pikes Peak...Around the World...Depth Photography...Days of ‘49 is about the Gold Rush.
Comic strips: Popeye (see picture of film & box), Smilin’ Jack, Little Orphan Annie, Three Little Pigs
Two rolls are not in boxes. One is Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico.....good condition. The other is Garden of the Gods/Pikes Peak...this one is a partial strip of 20+ pictures and has damage at the very end area.