ARTHIST 365 Peers through a Stereoscope

While exploring the ways that photography became part of everyday culture, students in Visiting Assistant Professor Sarah Schaefer’s ARTHIST 365: History of Photography class peered through an antique stereoscope at stereographic photographs, some of which were nearly 150 years old. Stereographs were an immensely popular element of visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. The image consists of two nearly identical photographs that, when viewed through a stereoscope, produces a sense of three-dimensionality.