Whirlpool Rapids Niagara Falls Stereoview c1890 Charles Bierstadt Antique A1350 For Sale
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Whirlpool Rapids Niagara Falls Stereoview c1890 Charles Bierstadt Antique A1350:
"Whirlpool Rapids" (225)
Photographed by Charles Bierstadt (1819–1903). Beginning in 1863, his business was based at Niagara Falls.
This is a stereoview (also known as a stereograph or stereoscope card). It was one of the first forms of 3D photography. The images were captured with a special stereoscopic camera, which had two lenses - simulating the view of our left and right eyes. The two, nearly identical pictures were then mounted next to each other (most commonly on a piece of cardstock, glued on as photographs or printed as lithographs). The image could then be seen in three dimensions when viewed through a device known as a stereoscope, stereopticon, and/or televiewer.
Standard-size stereograph, measuring about 3.5 x 7 inches.
Will be shipped safely and securely! All of my paper items are protected by archival sleeves and packaged in rigged cardboard.