In the 19th century the new art of photography changed how people viewed the world. Now they did not have to make long, dangerous, and expensive journeys to learn about faraway lands – photography could take you there. Meanwhile, the development of 3D stereoscopes, together with photography, would create an “immersive experience” which even families of modest means could enjoy.
The stereoscope with its photographic view cards would introduce people to scenes from around the world.
Historic Cherry Hill and Albany Public Library will host “The World in Your Parlor: The Stereoscope,” a program with historian, curator, and re-enactor Stuart Lehman on the history of the stereoscope and display his extensive collection of stereograph images for hands-on viewing, set for Thursday, November 10th.
This hands-on presentation will look at how local photographers made places in the Albany area come alive.
This program is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Delaware Branch of Albany Public Library, located at 331 Delaware Ave, Albany. For more information or to register for in person attendance, click here. To attend virtually, visit the Historic Cherry Hill’s Facebook Event Page.