nabisco wild animal show - 3-dimensional pictures & glasses - 1953

 

While the original object of including collectible cards in boxes of cereal was to encourage repurchase, some sets began appearing where they could be ordered by mail.  I believe this was the first such set produced for Nabisco Shredded Wheat.  Cards were still included in boxes, but one of these was an order form to send away for the complete set.

 

These cards reflect the 3-D mania that is associated mostly with the movies of that time.  Special red & green 3-D glasses were needed to view these cards properly.  Included in the complete set were 10 cards, showing 2 animals on a card, plus the order form card and a pair of 3-D glasses.  The cards by themselves look like poorly registered color prints, and frankly, even the glasses don’t help much in getting a 3-D effect.  In addition to “Nabisco Shredded Wheat Magic 3D viewer” on the glasses, the name of the manufacturer [Brownie MFG. Co., N.Y.C.] is printed below “right hand” in a colorless impression.

 

Order card

3-D glasses

 

 

Wild animal card - Nos. 15 & 16

 

 

WILD ANIMAL SHOW CARDS - printed 2 animals to a card

 

 

 

 

1

Bengal tiger

2

Mountain gorilla

3

Sable antelope

4

Leopard

5

Zebu

6

Jaguar

7

Mountain goat

8

Alaska brown bear

9

African lion

10

Banting

11

Mandrill

12

Alligator

13

White rhinoceros

14

Gemsbok

15

African buffalo

16

Nyala

17

Eland

18

Chimpanzee

19

Bongo

20

Giant panda

 

 

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