Morning Buzz

The Stereogranimator: Turn Historical Photographs Turned 3D Gifs

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, a catch-up on interesting happenings around the city and country and a quick guide to what (and who) to keep your eyes on. We'll be here, first thing every weekday, to get you going. Here's what's buzzing this morning:

The New York Public Library's archive includes more than 40,000 historical stereographs (traditional images taken in pairs at slightly different perspectives), that are more than 100 years old. 


The library released a tool this week, which allows online visitors to brows the images, and create 3D GIFs from each pair. 

The tool, called the Stereogranimator, quickly flashes between the  images and creates a 3D(ish) feel.  



The image to the right is the combination of two albumen prints of the Mission San Xavier created in 1875.  


To browse the library's archives and create your own GIF, check out the Stereogranimator website

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Claire Lawton
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