Class Year

2018

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

Summer 6-7-2017

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

Stereoviews were created by using a twin-lens camera that captured the same subject from two slightly different angles. The photographer then placed the two images on a stereoview card that could be inserted into a special viewer that merged the two images together and created a life-like, three-dimensional image. Stereoviews’ low cost meant they were an inexpensive way to insert one’s self into realistic three-dimensional scenes like the pictured contraband camp.

Comments

This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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