This Kilburn stereoview, full title "Floral Gardens & the US Government Building, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon" is copyright 1905. The vantage point is from a hill or other elevated location. A woman stands in the foreground for perspective. The valley is filled with fields of flowers, and in the distance you can see the vast building that is part of the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
This is a 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. This card also has the name of James M. Davis, a photographer and salesman on it. 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: Good, there is some soiling and bumping.
SIZE: 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches.
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Very good - some flaws like minor soiling or bumping, or slightly faded.
Good - more serious flaws like soiling, bumping, or creasing
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Bad - I don't sell this.
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