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. 


Photoarchive3D Will Be in Berlin, Germany

September-October 2015

3D projections of 19th Century Egypt (Neues Museum), Photoarchive3D: The Collection(Museum fur Fotographie), Life in 4D (Museum fur Fotographie), and Historic Japan (Museum fur Fotographie).

Full details on our events page.

Sponsored by the Prussian State Museums, The Museum fur Fotographie, and the Neues (Egyptian Museum, pictured above c. 1870) Museum.





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