A mainstay of home entertainment, stereoscopic views such as those of Small-Town America were produced by the millions between the 1850s and 1930s. This collection contains over 12,000 stereoscopic views of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from the Robert N. Dennis Collection at the New York Public Library. The views show buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages as well as natural landscapes. They also depict agriculture, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.
- The Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- The Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
Related Collections and Exhibits
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- Life of a City: New York, 1898-1906
- Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929
- Taking the Long View, 1851-1991
- Touring Turn-of-the-Century-America, 1880-1920
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