A Toronto photography studio has stumbled across a stereoscopic camera, and its photographic slides, that captured scenes of World War I in 3D. The resulting images are chilling — but incredibly striking, too.
The images, acquired using a handheld stereoscopic camera called the Verascope, were captured by French soldiers. They show scenes from the trenches, streets, and battlefields of World War I and, while the pictures are striking in 2D, the 3D GIFs add an unnerving , chilling feel to the scenes.
Visitors to A Nerd’s World in Toronto can use a special 3D viewer to see the slides for themselves — but some, such as the ones shown here, have also been rendered as GIFs. Check ’em out. [A Nerds World via Hyperallergic via Verge]