Antique B. W. Kilburn Sepia Stereoview - Set of 3 - Cannibals of New Guinea - Stereo Cards - James M. Davis - 1904

$60.00

Three views of New Guinea, copyright 1904, showing their fantastic indigenous clothing, etc. Two of the three are of warriors and are titled "Cannibals practicing spear throwing, New Guinea" and "Cannibals on the Warpath, New Guinea" though both images seem pretty peaceful. The third images is of women and children and is titled: "A familiar scene, New Guinea". The women are wearing grass skirts with nothing on top.

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. All three also have 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: Good with the usual bumping, staining, etc. Please view photos.

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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