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(animated stereo) Quartet of Musicians in Meiji-era Japan

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The purpose here is not to duplicate the original image, from Okinawa Soba's stream, but to generate a downloadable animated gif to assist viewing.


Okinawa Soba posted several CC licensed stereoimages by T. Enami and others documenting life in late 19th and early 20th century Japan (the Meiji period). The original image, circa 1901 and by an unknown photographer, is presented for parallel viewing and depicts a quartet of Japanese musicians. It is but one of many fascinating stereo compositions. This animated gif version exploits motion parallax to give a stereo illusion without eyestrain, to see what the photographer envisioned.


Animated gif generated with StereoPhotoMaker, a freeware program by Masuji Suto & David Sykes. Notes on Gif generation: left image rotated -0.2%; right image rotated +0.2 degrees


creative commons attribution of Okinawa Soba's original image: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Taken on November 17, 2009