The 1907 Gordon Bennett Race—In Stereo!
3-D photos of early balloons and aero meets, from the Smithsonian vaults.
- By The Editors
- AirSpaceMag.com, August 17, 2010
For the first time in 100 years, see Edgar Mix’s stereographic photographs as they were meant to be viewed. The original glass slides, which now reside at the Smithsonian, featured two separate images printed side-by-side on a glass plate. When viewed through a stereoscope, they appeared three-dimensional. Vision III Imagery, an imaging technology company in Vienna, Virginia, has processed the photographs so you can see them in 3-D without wearing special glasses.
This stereo image shows two fashionable Mesdames from the Paris Aero Club, circa 1906.
See the gallery at right for more of Mix's 3-D photos. (If you’re having trouble seeing the 3-D effect, check that you have the current version of Flash installed on your computer.)