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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Christmas Story in 3D

Over the years, View-Master produced a number of Christmas sets, including this one which adapted the story at the heart of the holiday. The Christmas Story featured View-Master's signature elaborate models photographed in "stereo" for that unique 3D effect.  Scenes included the journey to Bethlehem, the newborn King in the manger, the angel's proclamation to the shepherds, and as you can see from the packet cover, the Three Wise Men following the Star. Though the set pictured here is from the 1970s, incredibly, this classic View-Master set was originally produced in 1948. It was sold at least through the 1980s, which has to have something to do with the timelessness of the Christmas Story itself, as well as the enduring View-Master quality.

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