Antique B. W. Kilburn 2 Scenic Stereoviews: English Church, Copenhagen & Royal Palace, Vienna - Stereo Cards - James M. Davis 1896 and 1903

$12.00

The view of the English Church (St. Albans) in Copenhagen, Denmark was copyright 1896, just 9 years after the church was completed. The Gardens of the Royal Palace in Vienna, Austria show a fabulous glass greenhouse. I don't know if that still exists. It is copyright 1902, and was also colorized, probably by hand.

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 stereo cards 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, both have very clear dark photos. The one of Vienna has more staining on the card than the other.

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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