Although introduced in the 1930s, it wasn’t until the 1950s that the View-Master® really became a hit with kids. That was when they started using popular characters like Mickey Mouse in their reels!©2012 The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.
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My view master took me places you only dreamed of when you were a child! Growing up, my family did not take vacations, so with my view master & the wonderful picture wheels, I traveled everywhere! There are days as a 56 year old woman, I wish to go back to the fond days of my friend the View Master. - Gail, Scottsburg, IN
The only "toy" that I ever remember my grandfather getting me was some new View-Master slides. Getting new slides was like being handed a $10 bill! I remember my normally stern Grandpa, propping that thing on his nose to view the newest slide. Then me, trying to teach him how to click it to the next!
- Annie, New Washington, IN