Antique B. W. Kilburn Stereoview - Set of 2 - The Philippine-American War - Stereo Cards - James M. Davis - 1899 and 1900 - Military History

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This pair of Kilburn and Davis stereo cards features scenes for the Philippine-American War. They are copyright 1899 and 1900. In one the Oregon Boys are wading the Norzagaray River in the Philippine Islands, and in the other the 14th Infantry is entrenched at Passay in the Philippines. These are amazing photographs of military history.

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 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: Very good to excellent condition with clean crisp photos and just a slight bit of bumping on the cards.

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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