Traveling in the Holy Land: through the Stereoscope is a 100 photo tour of Palestine prepared by Jesse Lyman Hurlbutt around the turn of the century. Admittedly, this is something of a novelty product, but it has a rare quality of antiquity. It is like looking not at 100 year old photos, but at thousand year old photos as most of the major changes to the landscape and customs have taken place in the past 100 years. The photos and accompanying articles feature not only well-known Biblical sites but people living and working as they did for thousands of years, before 20th-century modernization. Each of the 100 stereoscopic photographs is discussed in detail by Hurlbutt and linked to relevant scripture passages. The left and right images of each stereoscopic photo are visible and useful, but the ability to see them in 3D requires crossing your eyes or using special glasses. A set of plastic stereo glasses, which can be used with the on-screen images, is available from Logos Research Systems, Inc. for an additional $5 including postage.
NOTE: Logos is out of stock of the stereo card viewers, but you can purchase them for as little as $2.95 from other vendors.
- Title: Traveling In Holy Land: Through Stereoscope
- Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
- Publisher: Logos Research Systems
- Publication Date: 1900