Welcome to Photoarchive3D.org

Photoarchive 3D is a digitized archive of original stereographic 19th and early 20th century historical images.  When viewed by a single person looking through a binocular stereoscope, these reconstructed a scene in three dimensions, complete with depth, creating a “Victorian virtual reality.”  Only a fraction of the millions of views produced have survived, and we here present a sampling of the broad range of available subjects including exotic locations, people of the world, historic events, and material aspects of life 100-150 years ago. 


Longfellow's World.
February 15, 2017


Offered as part of Longfellow Days in Brunswick, Maine, Photoarchive 3D presents the life and travels of the poet Henry Longfellow.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine


Maine Sporting Camps and Hunting.
May 20, 2017


3D hunting scenes in Maine and exotic foreign places. Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Offered in Conjunction with the Maine Sportsman's Alliance.
Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, 205 Church Hill Road, Augusta, ME








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