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Friday, May 26, 2017

Ascension Stereo View Card

Luke 24:45-51 "Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven."
#ascensionday Here we have a 19th century (1898) stereo view card from Underwood & Underwood, publisher in New York, London, Toronto and Ottawa. It has both a right and left eye view on the card (right eye viewed shown here). When placed into a stereoscope viewer, the diorama scene opens up and become 3D to the viewer. It is very impressive to see! Stereo view cards were viewed by Christians around the world long before the arrival of radio, television and the internet. Families would have dinner, then retire to their parlors and view these scenes with oil or gas lamps. This particular scene is called the ascension, and it states: "The last appearance of Christ to human eyes; at Bethany, about two miles from Jerusalem, on the eastern slope of Mount of Olives. The apostles are seen grouped below, in attitudes of ecstasy, bewilderment, or grief." God Bless You!