|Title:||Georgia stereoscopic views|
|Quantity:||0.6 Linear feet (1 photo box)|
Stereoscopic pictures are science and technology dealing with two-dimensional drawings or photographs that when viewed by both eyes appear to exist in three dimensions in space. A popular term for stereoscopy is 3-D. Stereoscopic pictures are produced in pairs, the members of a pair showing the same scene or object from slightly different angles that correspond to the angles of vision of the two eyes of a person looking at the object itself. Stereoscopy is possible only because of binocular vision, which requires that the left-eye view and the right-eye view of an object be perceived from different angles. In the brain the separate perceptions of the eyes are combined and interpreted in terms of depth, of different distances to points and objects seen. Stereoscopy - Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://www.britannica.com (Retrieved July 10, 2009)
The collection consists of sixty-nine stereoscopic views of various locations in Georgia, many of which are scenes in the Savannah area. Also included are images of African-Americans, Tallulah Falls, and several other Georgia towns. These seem to have been taken across the 19th century.
Georgia stereoscopic views. MS 3028. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.