Potsdam 'history at noon' program to discuss stereography planned for June 18
A stereoview of Camp Gilmore on the Grasse River near Canton from a series entitled, "Views of St. Lawrence Co. NY" by photographer R. J. Steed, circa 1880.
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St., "history at noon" program will host Tom French for a talk on "19th Century St. Lawrence County in 3D" Tuesday, June 18.The talk will feature an interactive presentation on 19th century 3D photographs of St. Lawrence County as well as a brief history of stereography.
Stereoviews were cards that depicted two slightly different views of a scene which, when looked at through a stereoscope, gave a 3-dimensional effect.
Stereoviews were popular in the United States from the 1860's into the 1930's.