Christmas in 3D

by Bob Schwartz

In the 1950s 3D pictures were all the rage. Except for some sci and sci-fi visionaries, they couldn’t see that by 2020 people would have virtual reality headsets.

Things were simpler then. So if you wanted the experience of 3D, all you needed was a comic book and a pair of cheap 3D glasses with plastic red and blue lenses. No electricity or computing needed. (Speaking of visionaries, only a few in the 1950s could see that by the 1960s people would be widely taking 5D pills, but that’s another story.)

Following is a page from a 1953 comic book, The First Christmas in New Super 3 Dimension. Find or make a pair of 3D glasses and you are there!