Universal View Co. William H. Rau Stereoview "A Dewy Morning - The Farmer's Surprise" Copyright 1897

$15.00

A very innocent and naughty pastoral scene in this antique stereoview from Universal View Co. It is titled "A Dewy Morning - The Farmer's Surprise" and a number of young women traipsing through dewy grass and holding up their long skirts to reveal their stockings, much to the delight to the onlooking farmer. Published by C. H. Graves of Philadelphia.

William H. Rau was a Philadelphia stereo card publisher and photographer from a family of notable photographers. He published cards under the name "Universal View Co." during this period.

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.

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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