Digital Commonwealth

Historic Stereographs

Perkins School for the Blind

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This collection consists of stereographs or stereoscopic cards from the 1870s to the 1890s, with topics unrelated to the Perkins School for the Blind. Included are illustrations and photographs that portray images from popular culture, a series of comic images, religious images, and images of children portrayed as angelic and as innocents.

Stereographs required the use of an apparatus called a stereoscope, or stereoscopic viewer. The stereoscope was placed at the eyes like binoculars and the stereograph was held at a distance and moved back and forth until a three-dimensional image appeared from the merging of the double images.

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