An unusual view of the top of Niagra Falls in winter (# 1254) along with Eagle mound and gardens, Soldier's home in Dayton, Ohio (# 3485). Both stereo card views are from Universal Photo Art Company with Publisher C. H. Graves, and Philadelphia impressed on the grey card stock. This would date these to around 1902, give or take a few years.
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: Good with very nice bright clear photos, and just some minimal bumping. The surface of the photos shows signs of rubbing against other cards.
SIZE: 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches.
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