History of the Stereo Card organized by the 3D Center

By March 14, 2009Newswires

3D Center of Art & Photography
In the GALLERY: “History of the Stereo Card” organized by the 3D Center

The field of stereography was born in 1838, a year before the discovery of photography. By the 1860s there were over 100,000 different views available and the publishing of stereo cards became a major business with significant competition. Within a few years there were more than a million cards available, a number which eventually surpassed 5 million individual titles. The stereo card quickly became an important social phenomenon with views from every corner of the world available to be enjoyed by ordinary individuals and by fashionable groups in drawing rooms and salons.

This modest exhibition presents an almost random sample of a few interesting images that became available to its organizers and includes large anaglyph photographic prints scanned from stereo cards by Shab Levy.

“History of the Stereo Card” is being mounted in conjunction with an exhibition on the history of 3D which is being produced by the 3D Center at the Oregon History Museum in downtown Portland.

1 Brain + 2 Eyes = 3D runs March 12th through September 6th, 2009.

Gandhi posing for a sculptor – anaglyph picture made from vintage stereo card

For more information: http://www.3dcenter.us/exhibits.html#550

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