Universal Photo Art Company 2 Stereoviews - Banana Plantation Jamaica & Norway - Stereo Cards - Copyright C. H. Graves 1898 and 1900

$12.00

A very dramatic stereo card of the mountains in Norway with a dizzying views, copyright 1898, and the other an interesting view inside a banana plantation in Jamaica, copyright 1900.

Both of these photos are copyrighted by C. H. Graves himself. These are rarer. I also believe from the style of the card backing, as well as the copyright dates that these are older views.

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 very good condition with just light soiling, scuffing and bumping. The photos are pretty bright and clear.

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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