Travelling in stereo

804 On the Sugar Levee, New Orleans, La., 1901
804 On the Sugar Levee, New Orleans, La., 1901

Sometime early in the last century, someone at the Frederic C. Adams Public Library bought just over 600 stereoviews.  The views date from 1893 to 1907 and show a wide variety of places around the United States and the world, with commentary from Baedecker’s and other travel guides on the back.

805 The Cotton Levee, New Orleans, LA., 1901
805 The Cotton Levee, New Orleans, LA., 1901

Using a stereoscope to view the double pictures in 3D, library patrons in Kingston could travel the world without leaving Summer Street.

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