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The World in Your Parlour, The Stereoscope, “Virtual Reality” from the Gilded Age In-Person

[For Ages 18+] Historic Cherry Hill and Albany Public Library Presents: The World in Your Parlour, The Stereoscope, “Virtual Reality” from the Gilded Age

In the 19th Century the new art of photography changed how people viewed the world.  Now people did not have to make long, dangerous, and expensive journeys to learn about faraway lands or even to visit  interesting places throughout the United States.  Photography could take you there.  

At the same time that photography was becoming available to the public, another concept was being developed, what we know today as “3 D”.  Together this would create an “Immersive experience” which even families of modest means could enjoy.  The stereoscope, or “Stereopticon,” with its photographic view cards, would introduce people to scenes from around the world.  It would bring historic events into the home and create a record of significant places in many local communities.

Join us for a hands-on presentation as we explore this popular pastime and see how local photographers made places in the Albany area, including the new State Capitol, come alive.

Registraion is required.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Delaware - Community Room
  Adult Program     Local History  
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