The viewer above is a Smith Beck & Beck stereo book viewer.
Additional viewer styles and images showing them are on our Stereoviewer page. **Added
The camera below is a folding Kodak stereo camera, one of the thirty
stereo cameras in our collection.
Our first major collection was of stereo photographs and viewers. We
now have over 10,000 cards and continue to collect views, viewers, and
stereo cameras, and we also make views. We are members of the National
Stereoscopic Association which publishes an excellent magazine, Stereo
World. We have a large general collection but especially enjoy
several subjects shown below.
|Some of our most treasured cards show photographers
at work or are related to the history of photography. Below from top
- A 1882 card shows the party of Edward L. Wilson of Philadelphia
photographing in Egypt.
- G. S. Irish, Photographer at Fort William Henry Hood, Lake George,
N.Y. reflected in a garden ball. The back of the card is dated
1881 in pencil.
- A 1927 arcade card of two lightly clad ladies in a photographic
studio with a large studio camera.
- We have several stereo cards relating to the camera obscura
(See our web site The
Magic Mirror of Life for more of these images.
- Stereo related images include this Underwood and Underwood view
of a man with a library of boxed stereo views examining a card
with a telebinoruler.
Other subjects of special interest are shown below. From top to
- Famous people such as Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor, painter,
photographer, and acquaintance of Daguerre in this card by Gurney
of New York.
- Children with toys like this card by Charles E. Barton,
Photographer, Turners Falls, Mass. showing two little girls with
seven dolls, toy china sets, baby buggies and child size furniture.
- Views of Maryland as in this W. M. Chase Pratt St. Dock,
Baltimore, Maryland with an oyster packing company in the foreground
with people on the roof. This is the site of the present Harbor
- American Indians like this Hillers stereo from the series
Indians of the Colorado Valley Ta-Noats copyright 1874.
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