Source: Australian National Maritime Museum
Exhibiting early 3D images of the 1908 American Great White Fleet visit to Australia.
US President Teddy Roosevelt sent the Great White Fleet - sixteen battleships and their escort vessels, in their peacetime white livery, on a fifteen month tour around the world to demonstrate American naval capability.
In Australia, more than one million people (a quarter of the nation’s population) turned out to see the fleet in the ports of Melbourne, Sydney and Albany.
The 3D images taken with an early stereoscopic camera were originally viewed through binoculars that brought side-by-side images together, giving an impression of 3D depth.
In this exhibit, the images will be shown together on screen, viewed through polarising lens to give the full 3D effect.