Tag Archives: stereoviews

Black and white photo of a dirt road with trees. A house and a church are on the left side of the road

Seeing double

Seth Washburn House, corner of Evergreen and Summer Streets, c. 1865
Seth Washburn House, corner of Evergreen and Summer Streets, c. 1865

 

In the Local History Room we have a number of stereoscopic photographs, known as stereographs or stereoviews. These prints feature two nearly identical images, side by side, typically mounted on a 3.5-by-7-inch card. When viewed through a stereoscope, they create the illusion of a single three-dimensional picture. They were popular among commercial and amateur photographers from the late 1850s to the 1920s.

The three stereoviews featured here belong to a series called “Views of Marshfield and vicinity” by M. Chandler of Marshfield.

 

Main Street, looking south, c. 1865
Main Street, looking south, c. 1865

 

Thomas Hill, looking north, c. 1865
Thomas Hill, looking north, c. 1865

 

 

Source: Images from the Local History Room Image Collection (IC7).

LHR closed for vacation

Ahh, the thrill of vacation adventuring!

Peering into the awful crater of Aso San, a volcano in Southern Japan, 1906. H.C. White Co.
Peering into the awful crater of Aso San, a volcano in Southern Japan, 1906. H.C. White Co.

While not going so far or daring so much this intrepid pair, LHR staff will be away next week (June 24 to 28).

See you in July!

 

Source: Stereoview Collection IC9 [a wonderful collection puchased by the Frederic C. Adams Library in the early 20th century, so Kingstonians could see the world in 3D].

 

 

 

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