January 2016  Newsletter
Happy  New Year!
    Happy New Year from our staff - Dan, Paula, Jack and Taara!
   We are getting ready for another fun show season.
Thank you everyone that participated in and attended the shows this past year.  We are constantly striving to improve the shows so if you have any ideas please let one of us know.
Our next Tanners Marketplace show is February 6th and 7th.  The signups are open on the website. That is just before Valentines Day so you can have fun shopping for your sweetie.

Below is the schedule for the 
2016 shows
Feb 6th & 7th
May 21st & 22nd
July tba
Oct 8th & 9th
November 19th & 20th
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec 3rd & 4th
I'm sorry if any of the dates conflict with other shows,
I do my best to work around them
I'm also constrained by available dates at the Events Center
Stereo Views of the 1800's
Wheatstone stereoscope:
   The earliest type of stereoscope was invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838.
It used a pair of mirrors at 45 degree angles to the user's eyes, each reflecting a picture located off to the side. Wheatstone's stereoscope was introduced in the year before the first practical photographic process became available, so drawings were used. This type of stereoscope has the advantage that the two pictures can be very large if desired.

Brewster stereoscope:
    David Brewster was a contemporary to Wheatstone, his personal contribution was the suggestion to use lenses for uniting the dissimilar pictures in 1849; and accordingly the lenticular stereoscope (lens based) may fairly be said to be his invention. This allowed a reduction in size, creating hand-held devices, which became known as Brewster Stereoscopes, much admired by Queen Victoria when they were demonstrated at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Holmes stereoscope:
   In 1861 Oliver Wendell Holmes created and deliberately did not patent a handheld, streamlined, much more economical viewer than had been available before. The stereoscope, which dates from the 1850s, consisted of two prismatic lenses and a wooden stand to hold the stereo card. This type of stereoscope remained in production for a century and there are still companies making them in limited production currently. It is primarily American, although it is often named "Mexican stereoscope."
Most of the viewers found today are of this type.

Viewing Principles:
   Two separate images are printed side-by-side.  The stereoscope is essentially an instrument in which two photographs of the same object, taken from slightly different angles, are simultaneously presented, one to each eye. Each picture is focused by a separate lens, and the two lenses are positioned so as to shift the images toward each other and thus ensure the visual blending of the two images into one three-dimensional image. 
The stereoscope offers several advantages:
  • Using positive curvature (magnifying) lenses, the focus point of the image is changed from its short distance (about 30 to 40 cm) to a virtual distance at infinity. This allows the focus of the eyes to be consistent with the parallel lines of sight, greatly reducing eye strain.
  • The card image is magnified, offering a wider field of view and the ability to examine the detail of the photograph.
  • The viewer provides a partition between the images, avoiding a potential distraction to the user.
Some Samples of Holmes Viewers and Slides

An interesting subset of stereo views are "Spirit Pictures"
Early in the practice of the photographic medium ghostlike images were noticed in images. Because of long exposure times anything that moved during the exposure was not recorded or was recorded as transparent. In 1856 Sir David Brewster, an important figure in the development of the medium, described in The Stereoscope, Its History, Theory, and Construction how ghosts could be made to appear in photographs for amusement.
While Brewster clearly saw this as an amusement and as a photographic trick others with a growing interest in the paranormal saw "proof" of the existence of spirits. Photographic seances and demonstrations of "photographing the invisible" became a familiar fixture in the 19th century.

Many Antique shops have the viewers and slides available. They make an interesting and entertaining collectible and the cards are not very expensive.
We have some slides and a viewer at the Somewhere In Time Mall so feel free to come see for yourself.

The links below have a lot more info on the subject
Places to Stay:
A few people have asked if there are places to stay close to the Events Center.  The Events Center has RV spaces available (see the bottom of the show application page) and  there are several motels close by and the casinos are close too. Kayak.com lists some close by ones. Pick the Livestock events Center for the location. You can narrow the search in the left column.

   A friend of mine stays at the SandsRegency Hotel Casino when he visits. They usually have some good deals going. I did a quick check and found their deals page:  
Once he visited the first time they keep sending him free nights coupons.    

   Motel 6 is about a block away:  

   Days Inn is just a little further:

   Americas Best Travel Inn is right at the freeway exit too:
There is a 24 hour Denny's restaurant very close. (walking dist. from motels, right at the freeway exit)
Let's make this a fun forum to keep interest and excitement up for the shows!


Dan and Paula Clements 
Tanners Marketplace  
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408  
Dan and Paula Clements
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Dan and Paula Clements
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2016 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
Tanners Marketplace 2015:
February  6th and 7th
May 21st and 22nd
July tba
October 8th and 9th
November 19th and 20th
Magic Of Santa:
December 3rd and 4th

Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.
(Paula and Dan are there on Mondays)


Weekly Auctions
Weekly Auctions
Auctions by Sammy B
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store


Uptown Treasures
Red Hat and Vintage Clothing and Accessories,
Antiques and Art
Joke of the Day
Q: What sits on the bottom of the cold Arctic Ocean and shakes?
A: A nervous wreck.

Q. What do single people call Valentine's Day?
A. Happy Independance Day

Q: How do you know if there's a snowman in your bed?
A: You wake up wet!

Q. What is the difference between a calendar and you?
A. A calendar has a date on Valentine's day.

Q: Why do seals swim in salt water?
A: Because pepper water makes them sneeze!

Q. What's the best part about Valentines Day?
A. The day after when all the chocolate goes on sale.

Q: What vegetable was forbidden on the ships of Arctic explorers?
A: Leeks!

Q. Do skunks celebrate Valentine's Day?
A. Sure, they're very scent-imental!

Q: What did the seal say when it swam into a concrete wall?
A: "Dam!"

Q. What do you call two birds in love?
A. Tweethearts!

Q: What do women use to stay young looking in the Arctic?
A: Cold cream.

Q. What do you call a very small valentine?
A. A valentiny!

Q: What did the icy Arctic road say to the truck?
A: "Want to go for a spin?"

Q: What do you use to catch an Arctic hare?
A: A hare net!

Q. What did the chocolate syrup say to the ice cream?
A. "I'm sweet on you!"

Q: What do Arctic hares use to keep their fur lookin' spiffy?
A: Hare spray!

Q: What do you call ten Arctic hares hopping backwards through the snow together?
A: A receding hare line.

Q. What did the paper clip say to the magnet?
A. "I find you very attractive."

Q: Why are bad school grades like a shipwreck in the Arctic Ocean?
A: They're both below C level!

Q: Why did Frosty the snowman want a divorce?
A: Because he thought his wife was a flake

Q. What did the French chef give his wife for Valentine's Day?
A. A hug and a quiche!

Q: What do you call a snowman in the desert?
A: A puddle!

Q: How does an Eskimo stick his house together?
A: With igloo!

Q. What did one pickle say to the other?
A. "You mean a great dill to me."

Q: What is a snowman's favorite breakfast?
A: Frosted Flakes!

Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
A. Frostbite.

Q. What do snowmen wear on their heads?
A. Ice caps.

Q. Where do Snowmen go to dance?
A. To snowballs.

Dear Alcohol..... Will you be my Valentine?

When you are with the right person, every day is Valentine's Day!

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