Stereoscopic camera with early lenses, wood / brass / glass /silk velvet, maker unknown, Europe, 1858-1868
A stereoscopic wet plate camera. The body of the camera consists of a wooden box that has been painted black. There are two brass lenses attached to the front of the camera. The lenses can be individually unscrewed and removed. A removable wooden framed glass plate slides down the back of the camera. A pair of lens caps made from wood and velvet lined leather fit over the camera lenses.