Fifty years ago, Paul Knaut shot his first photos for View-Master, the company that made the reels of scenic photos that took people to faraway places.
Now the Dover-Foxcroft photographer is being honored with a spread of his three-dimensional shots in 3-D Magazine as the oldest surviving View-Master photographer in New England.
The magazine's September issue includes a feature about Knaut and his wife, Betty, and how they worked together on assignments for View-Master. Three of his photos are in the magazine, along with 3-D glasses with which to view them, only the second time that the publication has printed such photos.
His work includes reels of Moosehead Lake, Mount Kineo, Smalls' Falls in Rangeley, Mount Katahdin, a moose, a logging drive on the West Branch of the Penobscot River and a pulp mill in Millinocket.
Among the last photos Knaut took for View-Master was President John F. Kennedy's estate in Hyannisport on Cape Cod.
All told, Knaut said he sold about 300 images to View-Master between 1954 and 1964.
3D Ezine promises the article online here: