Stereoviews, two nearly identical photographs that gave the illusion of a three-dimensional image, documented the changing world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Commonly viewed through a stereoscope in homes as a form of entertainment, stereoviews also served as postcards and advertisements for potential tourists. See stereoviews of Florida’s flora and fauna, the Everglades, historical sites and luxurious hotels. Take an early 3D look at sugar cane fields, banana and cacao trees, and picturesque plazas, streets and houses from the Caribbean. Also captured in this collection are dramatic images of preparations for the Spanish-American War in Key West, the construction and use of Panama Canal, and the aftermath of regional earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Organized by HistoryMiami in collaboration with the National Stereoscopic Association.