Welcome to Photoarchive3D.org

Photoarchive 3D is a digitized archive of original stereographic 19th and early 20th century historical images.  When viewed by a single person looking through a binocular stereoscope, these reconstructed a scene in three dimensions, complete with depth, creating a “Victorian virtual reality.”  Only a fraction of the millions of views produced have survived, and we here present a sampling of the broad range of available subjects including exotic locations, people of the world, historic events, and material aspects of life 100-150 years ago. 

New PA3D Online Publication

Digitization of Historic Stereophotographs. by George L. Mutter and Bernard P. Fishman

This is an Illustrated overview of Stereophotography formats, variants, and their digitization. This booklet was prepared for distribution at the 2018 St Andrews (Scotland) Photography Festival.


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Come to a Live PA3D event, as this audience did in Sao Paulo, Brazil in August, 2014