Fascinating pair of stereo cards by B. W. Kilburn featuring scenes from the Philippine-American War. They are copyright 1900. One is a view inside an army hospital in Manila, and the other is of reinforcements going to the front. The men either sit in the grass or are waiting on the train that will carry them. What an amazing glimpse into our military history of the time.
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 stereo views. Both cards 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: One is very good with minimal wear or staining, but the other has some staining on the bottom right corner with a bit of damage to the card, but all the photos are very good and interesting.
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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