The 19th Century Craze for Stereoscopic Photography

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stereoscopic photography rapidly became a worldwide craze after the Great Exhibition of 1851. Cheap viewers and mass-produced stereographs brought startlingly vivid images within reach of a mass audience, making this the form in which most people first encountered photography – a fact largely ignored in conventional photographic history. 

Like the commercial suppliers of Magic Lantern slides, stereograph publishers offered systematic coverage of many subjects, even claiming that to ‘visit’ remote countries by stereo was better than risking the journey.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

Cost: Free of Charge


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18:00 18:00 Europe/London The 19th Century Craze for Stereoscopic Photography A talk about how Stereoscopic photography rapidly became a worldwide craze after the Great Exhibition of 1851. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/02/26/the-19th-century-craze-for-stereoscopic-photography-158386 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London

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