It's just a little risque or naught to show ladies in their nighties or corsets, but that's what they do in this pair of fun stereo cards from 1907. One shows a wife picking the pockets of her husband while he blissfully sleeps: "Solving the currency problem". The other view takes place in a bedroom with three girls getting dressed. One girl is helping another tightening her corset. Can I just say how much I love their stockings?
These are B. W. Kilburn stereoscopic cards from Littleton, N. H. where the business was located. Benjamin W. Kilburn, along with his brother Edward, were photographers and at the time one of the largest producers of important stereoviews. Both cards also has the name of James M. Davis, a photographer and salesman on them. Davis joined the company in 1890. In 1909 the company ceased operations and the negatives were sold to the Keystone View Company.
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.
CONDITION: Very good - the photographs are in pretty good condition (though slightly faded), clear, and the cards show very little wear and staining.
SIZE: 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fragility of these cards, and their curvature, they must be shipped in boxes - shipping prices reflect that. Any shipping costs in excess with multiple card orders will be refunded.
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