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Photos, Oral Histories, Ephemera, and more from     

DC Public Library Special Collections     

 

About this collection

The Stereoview Photograph Collection comprises stereoscopic photographs of Washington D.C. landmarks and scenes, which simulated three-dimensionality for popular entertainment.

 

Stereoviews consist of two nearly identical images mounted side-by-side, which appear to show a single three-dimensional scene when viewed through a stereoscope. Stereoviews were popular from approximately the 1850s through the 1930s. Images in the collection include scenes of popular Washington, D.C. landmarks, monuments, government buildings, and art created by various photography studios and photographers from approximately 1860 to 1910.

 

The entire DC Public Library Stereoview Photograph Collection has been digitized and is available here.

 

Images from the Stereoview Photograph Collection are in the public domain.

 

Learn more about the collection in its finding aid on the DCPL Special Collections webpage.

 
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