January 31 – March 8, 2009
From the collection of Loyola University Chicago fine arts professor James Jensen, this exhibition surveyed the diversity of subjects and processes from the early years of stereo photography. Immensely popular with the public through the beginning of the 20th century, the stereograph recorded personal portraits and exotic cultures, local scenery and distant wonders, and common occupations and world events. It provided entertainment as much as it did information.
Image: Great Sphinx at Gizeh, the Largest Royal Portrait ever Hewn, Egypt, Keystone View Company, ca. 1900.