Worshipping at the shrine of the great Diabutsu; largest idol in the ... Kamakura, Japan
H16291 U.S. Copyright Office.
On mount: The Universal Photo Art Co.
Stereographs are devices capable of building a three-dimensional image out of two photographs that have about two and a half inches difference between them so that it could imitate the two eyes’ real field of view. Combining these images into a single one with the help of stereoscope, a person can experience the illusion of the image’s depth. Stereoscope uses the same principle as in human binocular vision. Our eyes are separated by about two inches, so we see everything from two different angles. When the brain combined those views in a single picture, we get the spatial depth and dimension. Stereographs were extremely popular between 1850 and 1930 all around the world. Millions of stereographs were made during that time. There was a broad range of themes: landscape, travel, historical moments, nature disasters, architecture and many others. Nowadays, simply launch this collection full screen and put your mobile device in Google Cardboard Viewer.
Was the son of Jesse Albert Graves, an early American photographer who produced nearly 500 views of the western part of Pennsylvania. C. H. Graves studied the art of photography under his father and began to practice it in Philadelphia around 1880. He founded several companies to distribute his prints, the most prominent of which was the Universal Photo Art Company, which operated from 1895 to 1910. It was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a branch in Naperville, Illinois, where F. A. Messerschmidt served as manager. Graves' catalogue contained nearly 1600 original views. He used a platinum printing process and some of the views were labelled The Art Nouveau (Platino) Stereograph.