Stereo views (3D) was the most popular form of photography between the 1850's - 1920's. The images were created using an ultra high resolution negative, printed on low quality paper and viewed in the classic Holmes wooden viewer.
A set of 12 cards cost $4.50 but for an extra $1.50 you could have colored stereo cards that had been hand tinted.
Most of the famous images taken during the Civil War were originally taken with a two or more lens camera and sold as stereo cards.
Our finished stereo cards are 3.5" x 7" and fit in a classic "Holmes" style stereo viewer or modern stereo viewers such as the Brian May Owl viewer available here.
Our cards are mounted on a 4 ply matte board that give the same look and feel as the classic cards from the 19th century. Purchasing vintage Civil War cards can cost from several hundred to several thousand each. Our cards are made from the same negatives as the original cards, but using the benefits of modern technology to ensure that they are restored and that the 3D effect is properly aligned. All of this at a fraction of the price of the originals.
All of our stereo cards are available in the original black & white, sepia and the default choice - color with a matte or glossy finish.