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Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.

[Detail] Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.


Collection Overview

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.

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Historical Eras

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

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