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.
Come to a Live PA3D event, as this audience did in Sao Paulo, Brazil in August, 2014
Life in 4D
Sao Paulo, Brazil (Aug 6);
and Williamsburg, VA (Sept 18)
Life in 4D. will immerse you in a series of exotic and unfamiliar situations, thematically organized to emphasise common human experiences of beauty, community, danger, amusement, and innovation during the last 150 years of the photographic era. Freshly digitized from the absolute best of 28,000 original 19th and 20th century stereophotographs in the vaults at Photoarchive3D, these images are projected for viewing in three dimensions as originally intended. Details at Upcoming Events.
"Digitization, Documentation and 3-D Presentation of Historic New England Stereoviews."
November 19, 2014, Cambridge, MA.
Vintage stereoviews are original 3-dimensional photographs created during the last 150 years. 3D digital rendering has added value in permitting display of these historic virtual environments to audiences using routine projection equipment. We review principles and workflow of digitizing 28,000 stereoviews for the dual purpose of object documentation, and 3D projection. Striking examples from around the world will be shown, followed by a thematic presentation of images from New England. Annual Metting of the New England Museum Association. Details at Upcoming Events.
19th Century Istanbul in 3D: Center of Empire
Friday November 21, 2014. 7:00-8:00 pm., Boston Mass.
GSU Conference Auditorium, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Av., Boston, MA.
Spend an evening with the Sultans in their magnificant capitol, and meet people of the Ottoman Empire. Details at Upcoming Events.