Collector of 19th century 3D "devil tissues"

In the latest episode of The Midnight Archive, the show's creator Ronni Thomas shares his own collection of 19th century 3D devil tissues. Also known as diableries, they're a particularly unique species of hand-painted color stereogram depicting "Satan's daily life in hell," as Thomas says. "Stereoscopic Terror"


  1. This is neat, and I used to be a collector of (in a previous, more affluent life) 19th century occult knick-knacks and obscura but the term “Devil Tissues” just makes me think of a wank cloth.

  2. Really cool, remind me of the Mexican Day of the Dead sculptures. There is a great site I just found ( with lots of these to gape at. Thanks for this post! Would be nice to see a 3-D book of these come out.

  3.  Yeah – I came here fearing I was going to see a bunch of befouled Kleenex, so this was something of a relief.  But… “uniquity”?  I thought he made that one up, but it’s in the dictionary.

  4. What an incredibly annoying clip. They hardly showed any of the cool stereograms in full so you could check them out yourself. Instead they applied cheap effects with drop shadows to just one side of them to make some kind of fake kludgy scrapbook 3D effect. Nasty.

  5. Great stuff! Those Diableries are getting harder and harder to find these days, though. People are charging silly money for them on eBay.

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