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stereoviews, also known as stereographs, were novelty images that became popular in 1860 through the early 1920s. consisting of two images side by side, either on glass or pasted onto a sturdy card, stereoviews were meant to be observed through a special viewer, called a stereoscope, that created the effect of a three dimensional image.
The Stereoview in the U.S. A guide by William Jaeger
but the earliest american stereoviews were images right on glass, such as this by langenheim, from the mid 1850s. the langenheims also made some of the earliest conventional stereoviews (with prints pasted onto cards), but here’s a glass view.
charles prouty, northampton, mass. group of 6 stereoviews by this little-known, rare photographer. not in darrah. not in darrah. prouty appears to have worked for j.l. lovell, manchester bros, burt, and possibly others but these are the only views i’ve seen with his own backmark.
stereoviews please note: images are not cross-referenced across categories so for example, if you are interested in ships, be sure to check massachusetts, civil war, if you are interested in views by f. jay haynes, check native-americans, dakota territory, etc.
if you have any specific wants, or wish to look at further views from a certain category or country, please email [email protected] and we will be pleased to send you further scans. we are happy to search for views of a specific town or building and, especially as regards england, can cover many obscure areas.
stereoscopy (also called stereoscopics, or stereo imaging) is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision. the word stereoscopy derives from greek στερεός (stereos), meaning 'firm, solid', and σκοπέω (skopeō), meaning 'to look, to see'. any stereoscopic image is called a stereogram.
jenny and ray norman welcome you to their site which now illustrates many thousands of stereoviews dating from the 1850s onwards. many well known photographers are represented, such as george washington wilson, francis bedford, alfred silvester, william grundy and william sedgfield, many specialised subjects such as diableries and glass views by ferrier and soulier.
Antique and Vintage Stereoview Photographs | Collectors Weekly
the idea for stereoview photographs (also known as stereoscopic photographs, stereographs, or, simply, views) was hatched long before their invention, and even well prior to the first photographs.in the early 17th century, three separate men, giovanni battista della porta, jacopo chimenti da empoli, and francois d’aguillion, made drawings, or allusions to, what would eventually become the