web links

The Stereoscope and the Stereograph
American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, an early popularizer of the stereoscopic viewer, writes about 3D photographs for The Atlantic Monthly (June 1859). In the article Holmes describes the "infinite charm of the photographic delineation."

Stereographs: Three-Dimensional Images
The University of California Riverside California Museum of Photography presents an online exhibition of stereograph "anaglyphs". The Museum's Keystone-Mast Collection features a sampling of stereoscopic views of California industry, trains, Ellis Island, pre-revolutionary Russia, and San Francisco.

National Stereoscopic Association
A website for collectors and students of stereoscopic photographic history. The site features information about Stereo World Magazine, The Oliver Wendell Holmes Stereoscopic Research Library, and more stereoscopic photography links.

California Heritage Collection
The California Heritage Collection is an online archive of over 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Some stereoscopic views are available online.

San Diego Historical Society, Panama-California Exposition
This website features stereographs of San Diego. The San Diego Historical Society also sell hand-held viewers.

Stereoscopic Visions of War and Empire
An interpretive exhibit of stereoscopic photographs of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars by Jim Zwick of Syracuse University.

On The Stump: Theodore Roosevelt in Stereographs
A photo-essay that examines the growth of stereoscopic photography as a reporting medium during the Roosevelt years by Edward W. Earle of the California Museum of Photography.

History of Photography
A searchable history of photography with an overview of stereoscopic photography and important studios. The website, created by Dr. Robert Leggat of the Royal Photographic Society in London, also features an introductory bibliography.

This site provides information about stereographs and 3-D images for both amateur and professional photographers and graphic designers. Includes information about the International Stereoscopic Union, a special interest group for amateur photographers and designers.

--Pamela Ellis 10/09/03