Stereoview Cards

  • Stereoview cards (or stereo cards or stereographic cards or stereooptic or stereooptican cards) are really the first "3D" photographic images. I know you've seen these cards with 2 side by side images (just slightly different one from another) that are viewed with a stereoscope. Stereoviews are a very popular collectible. In this evening's show we'll consider some attributes of these cards, including dates, color vs b/w, condition, exterior vs interior views, fame of the photographer, etc. I did a show on low cost collecting using postcards to get started. Stereoview cards might even be better. We're going to have a competition for young collectors (details of which to be announced shortly), so you potential contestants may get a leg up by catching this show. We're on at the usual time, today, Tuesday, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary