In recent years, 3D has made a come back, but do you know about the original 3D image? The stereograph (seen above) was indeed an amazing source of entertainment for all ages in the 19th century (if you see a stereoscope it might recall a certain childhood toy). For the Library Company’s upcoming Ephemera exhibit, I have been bringing a selection of stereographs into the digital platform (seen below). Break out your 3D glasses folks because these pictures will surely grab you.
The above stereo shows a comical depiction of home life with switched gender roles. More stereos in 3DIMENSIONS will be on display during the Remnants of Everyday Life: 19th-Century Ephemera in the Home, Workplace, and Street at the Library Company of Philadelphia, May 13-December 13, 2013.