Posts Tagged ‘View-Master’

My childhood experiences and childish thoughts

January 27, 2013
View-Master reels from a German Karl May-movie...

View-Master reels from a German Karl May-movie. Picture made by uploader. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This was OUR time in Kalaw Southern Shan State of Burma during late 50’s and early 60’s. There was no TV, Video, Recorder, CD, VCD, Internet, Mobile phone, very rare almost luxurious fixed telephone lines…this View-Master my father bought for us was a wonder for us.View-Master is the trademark name of a line of special-format stereoscopes and corresponding View-Master “reels”, which are thin cardboard disks containing seven stereoscopic 3-D pairs of small color photographs on film.
Apart from movies at cinemas where we went and see once in few months, we sit around the fireplace (quite cold so we need to have a fire place for about 9 months per year).
We have to wait and listen the BBS radio broadcasts of Sein Aung Min, Shwe Man Tin Maung and modern plays.