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. 

Maine Sportsmen and the Sporting Camp Tradition: a historic, 3D multi-media presentation

Saturday May 20, 2017
Augusta Elks Lodge and Banquet Facility, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME

3D hunting scenes in Maine and exotic foreign places. Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Presented by the Friends of the Maine State Museum in collaboration with the Maine State Museum, Photoarchive3D, and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. For tickets go to www.mainestatemuseum.org or call the Friends of the Maine State Museum at 207.287.2304





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Come to a Live PA3D event, as this audience did in Sao Paulo, Brazil in August, 2014