photography has been around since the 1850s, a technique where
two images are taken from slightly different vantage points,
roughly the distance between eyes. Initially this was done
with a single lens camera which would take one picture, then
be shifted to the side to take a second shot.
cameras were created to simplify the process, and it is just
our luck that an amateur photographer attended the 1954 Boston
Marathon with his trusty stereo slide camera. He caught the
leaders as they headed to the finish line, including the great
Jim Peters and Veikko Karvonen.
are a number of ways to view stereo pictures. What we've done
is created simple animations, where the picture switches back
and forth between the two views, giving a sense of depth to
the pictures. Click on a picture to get the 3D view. Each
file is about a 200K download so it will take a second for
the animation to kick in.