Antique B. W. Kilburn Sepia Stereoview - London Bridge, James M. Davis, Copyright 1891

$10.00

This is a view of the 'new' London Bridge in London, England. This version of the London bridge was constructed in 1831, and then replaced in 1968 by the modern London Bridge. The copyright for this card is 1891 and shows a great deal of traffic on the bridge including freight and a cart stacked high with hay. This version of the bridge was sold to Arizona and shipped there via the Panama Canal and then California and overland, and resides now in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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: Excellent to fine.

SIZE: 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches.

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Bad - I don't sell this.

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