This antique stereoview, distributed by Griffith & Griffith, is a photograph of stuffed California Quail in a museum display by M. H. Zahner, a Niagara Falls based photographer (listed as publisher on the card). The title is "California Partridge".
George W. Griffith was a major stereoscopic publisher who began his career as a canvasser for Underwood and Underwood. Forming his own company he became the publisher and distributor of views by photographers William H. Rau, H. L. Roberts,and M. H. Zahner of Niagara Falls. Eventually he had over 10,000 negatives of views all over the United States and other parts of the world.
Stereoviews were once produced in large quantities, a form of 3D entertainment and a way for people to see exotic or interesting locales far from home using a stereoscopic viewer - like the stereoscope. They are two nearly identical views photographed from a single stereoscope camera with two lens.
SIZE: 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches.
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