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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cooper Square Gutenberg Bible Page

DID YOU KNOW? In the 1450's, Johann Gutenberg created the first mass-produced Bible on his new printing press. It is claimed that only 49 complete copies survive today in 2017. At the time, the printing press was an innovation that gave birth to mass media communications, allowing a multitude of copies to be made more quickly, and with greater ease, than copying by hand. This particular page in my collection is from the famous Cooper Square Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible (1961). It contains the text and illustrations to Genesis chapter 1: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". They utilized a five-color, sheet-fed gravure (intaglio) printing process, printed on one hundred percent cotton rag paper. Each color sheet was fed through the intaglio press seven separate times to match the original work of Gutenberg. God Bless You -- Today and Every Day. Love, Pop-pop from Wonders of the Bible.

Praying Hands 3D Lenticular Post Card

Here is a 3-D "xograph" post card dating from the 1950's-1960's. It is called "Hands of Prayer: A universal symbol of Peace, Hope and Goodwill". This image is a 3D sculptural version of the famous "Study of the Hands of an Apostle", which is a pen and ink drawing by artist Albrecht Dürer. It is very dimensional, although this 2D photo will not appear 3D on your device. God Bless You … Today and Every Day.

Last Supper Kodachrome 3D Lenticular

Matthew 26:17-20 "Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve." Read More ...
LEARN: Here we have a 1940's - 1950's era 3D photographic lenticular depicting the Last Supper. These early Christian lenticulars were shot onto Kodak Kodachrome glass plates, and still hold their color and sharp detail today in 2017! They were to be displayed as "transmission" lenticulars … that is, the illuminating light comes from *behind* the image. Traditionally, these have been illuminated with small, low-wattage standard light bulbs. But today I am utilizing a modern, 21st century, flat-panel LED tablet. The 3D depth (only 2D on your device) is stunning. To the eyes, the scene goes back many inches. These scenes had to be made from sculpted models before they were photographed with multi-lens, stereoscopic cameras in the studio. God Bless You Today and Every Day!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Xograph 3D Post Cards


Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
In the 1950's and 1960's, 3D "super xograph" post cards were very popular. They contained many different topical imagery such as travel, animals, religion, and even outer space. They were produced by Visual Panographics in Arlington, Texas (USA). People still collect them today, and they are easy to find online. Here we have one titled "Lord Bless This Home and All Who Enter". It also has the scripture of Matthew 18:20 written on the back. I hope you have been enjoying all of the various Christian-based 3D imaging, micro and nano scripture, laser holograms, and many of the many other communication technologies that God uses in proclaiming His Word. May God bless you today and every day.

Delk Dinosaur and Man Foot Prints

Genesis 1:24 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so."
LEARN: Did dinosaurs, men, and women walk the earth together? Here I am with my latest completed project: a 3D-HD lenticular of a very famous -- and also very controversial -- fossil. This fossil contains a dinosaur footprint and also a human footprint at the same time. With future copies, it will allow many, many more investigators to visually examine the fossil in its true dimensional fidelity (rather than a flat 2D photograph). I also created digital 4k stereoscopic files that can be shown on large-format 3D monitors. For more information, google the term "The Delk Footprints in Stone". Some investigators conclude it is real and proves the Biblical Genesis account of Creation. Others conclude that it is a fake. One thing is certain however: it is difficult to get the full impact of the fossil by just looking at flat 3D photos on the web. The objective of this project was to eliminate that shortcoming. Credit: the master photos of the fossil were shot by David Lines at the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, Texas. It will be officially unveiled in October 2017. More to come in future posts.

Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting

Christian 3D: When people see this photo through a 3D stereoscope, the depth goes all the way back to the rear of the tent -- as if you were really looking out over the people. I have been working with early Christian-based 3D stereo view cards from the 1800's. I convert them from their original albumen photography to 3D 4k Ultra-HD digital files. Now they can be exhibited on auto stereoscopic monitors (no 3D glasses needed to see the 3D effect). It is my hope that these new digital files will help take our Christian heritage far into the future. In this photo people assemble under a tent to hear an evangelist on Martha's Vineyard (USA) in the 1800's.

Micro Scripture

Yes! God uses science and technology! At one time in the 1800's, this microphotograph was the smallest image ever created of a nativity scene. I am showing it here through an early 20th century instrument that projects microscopic images via focused beam of light. What was / is the purpose of making micro and nano Biblical scripture and art? To answer that question, I must refer to the famous saying: "The hand of God works in mysterious ways". From the mid-1800's through the mid 1900's, the Lord's Prayer was the reference standard for showing advancements in miniaturization. People stood in long lines at science and technology expositions to look through a microscope at it. The microphotographs of the 1800's eventually led to microfilm. Microfilm eventually led to micro-lithography. Micro-lithography led to printed circuits. Printed circuits led to the space age and the computers and smart phones that you are using right at this very moment. And it all traces back to the microscopic scripture of John Benjamin Dancer in the mid 1800's.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

3D Jesus Lenticular from Rexall Drug Store (1960s)

3D Lenticulars: Since these "photos" from the 1940's, 50's and 60's were 3D, entire stage sets had to be designed and constructed to be photographed with stereo cameras. Studio artists turned to the Bible in order to accurately show the scene that the Bible was describing. From there, sculptures had to be made, landscapes created, right down to the expressions on people's faces. Remember, computer imaging had not yet become part of the production process. These 3D prints were very popular with the public. Still considered pop culture in their nature, they were sold throughout the United States and many parts of the world. This particular example in today's post was produced in Japan, and sold through then famous Rexall pharmacies. It is 11 x 14-inches in size (28 x 35cm), and is part of a large collection of Christian based historical lenticulars in the Wonders of the Bible archives.