View of open graphoscope
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Graphoscope 1880

Good example of home entertainment system from 1880, the graphoscope.

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Graphoscope 1880

Graphoscope is a device from the late 1800′s. It was used in the parlor to sit around socializing while viewing photos and printed materials. According the the James Queen Optical catalog from 1880, this graphoscope cost $1.00 at that time. It was meant for viewing “card de visite” or “carte de visite”. This was a photograph mounted on a stiff cardboard stock, measuring 2.5 inches by 4.0 inches.