I'm currently away for Thanksgiving. All orders received through this week and next will be shipped on Dec 2. Both of these stereoviews are of Scotland. The first is a lovely scene of eventide in the Scottish Highlands showing a crofter on the banks of a lake with his sheep and cattle. Actually I can make out some other figures too, including a man with a dog. The second image is taken from behind a woman as she views another woman standing on the Hermitage Bridge viewing a whirlpool. This spot is still a well known and lovely tourist destination in Perthshire.
Both of these cards have a copyright of 1900 by C. H. Graves, and both have Universal Photo Card Co. embossed on the card, as well as some lovely scroll work. One card is pinky tan orange, and the other one is dark grey.
Universal Photo Art Company was founded by photographer Carlton Harlow Graves. He began operating around 1880, and originally all the photos were his, but then he acquired more as the company became more popular. He operated until 1910 when the negatives were acquired by Underwood & Underwood.
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: Both cards are in pretty good condition, but the Highlands card had something spilled on it at some point, and the Hermitage one has some scratching.
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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