A charming antique stereoview from the publisher T. W. Ingersoll, part of his American and Foreign Views set, numbered 198. It features young girls chasing butterflies among the flowers.
Truman Ward Ingersoll was a prolific photographer and producer of stereo cards until outcompeted by the likes of Underwood & Underwood and Keystone. Many of his views are his own photographers. This one is copyrighted 1868 or 1888. It's hard to make out. It was from his S. Paul, Minnesota studio.
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 to excellent.
SIZE: 7 inches x 3 1/2 inches.
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