Georgia stereoscopic views

Georgia stereoscopic views

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Georgia stereoscopic views
Dates: 1800-1899
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 photo box)
Coll. Number: ms3028

Biographical/Historical Note

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 (Retrieved July 10, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--History--19th century--Photographs.
Cities and towns--Georgia--Photographs.
Georgia--History--19th century--Photographs.
Photography, Stereoscopic--Specimens.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--19th century--Photographs.
Stereoscopic photographs.
Stereoscopic photography.
Stereoscopic views--Specimens.
Tallulah Falls (Ga.)--History--19th century--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia stereoscopic views. MS 3028. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11African-American man and girl grinding ax
2African-American picnic
3African-Americans picking cotton
4African-Americans picking cotton (Atlanta vic.)
5African Americans picking cotton
6Atlanta. Atlanta Exposition. Fine Arts
7Augusta. Cummings St.
8Gainesville. Princeton Hotel (?)
9Macon. The Avenue
10Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy Hotel. Arcade and parlor
11Mt. Airy (vic). Powder Mill Falls
12Pelicans and nests (Savannah vic.?)
13Rice field (Savannah vic.?)
14Rice field and dyke (Savannah vic.?)
15Savannah. Aerial view (incl. South Carolina rice fields)
16Savannah. Aerial view (looking east from Independent Presbyterian Church)
17Savannah. Aerial view (looking south from the Exchange)
18Savannah. Aerial view (showing Bay St.)
19Savannah. Aerial view (showing Bull St.)
20-32Savannah. Bonaventure
33Savannah. Broughton St. Flood
34Savannah. Bull St. (looking north from South Broad)
35Savannah. Confederate Monument
36Savannah. Custom House and Post Office
37-38Savannah. Exchange building
39-42Savannah. Fountain in park
43Savannah. Gordon Monument
44Savannah. The Hermitage
45Savannah. Johnson Square
46-47Savannah. Liberty St.
48Savannah. Lutheran Church
49Savannah. Madison Square
50Savannah. Massey School
51Savannah. Monterey Square
52Savannah. Naval stores
53Savannah. Oglethorpe Square
54-55Savannah. Park entrance
56Savannah. Park view
57Savannah. Pulaski House
58-60Savannah. Riverfront
61Savannah. Screven House and Greene Monument
62-63Savannah. View
64Tallulah River
65Tallulah River. Hurricane Falls
66Tallulah River. Rapids in grand chasm
67-68Tallulah River. Tempesta and Ladore Falls
69Toccoa Creek