While much is made of Pittsburgh's once-thriving steel industry, the importance of the city's glass industry cannot be understated - in 1900, a single Steel City firm produced 60% of the nation's plate glass. Take a peek inside the PPG facility in Tarentum, PA in 5 fantastic stereoviews from U&U!
This dramatic Kilburn stereoview of a train climbing Mt. Washington is very dramatic - and very silly, when you realize that the camera was tilted to make the incline look much steeper than it was in reality. And it gets weirder - because at least 3 variants were printed, with the same series number!
Excerpt from rear of card: "This man has a clown dog. Clown dogs are very smart. They are trained to do many tricks. Most clown dogs like to be with the circus even though they do have to work hard."
The Great War was notorious for many things, and one of the most prominent among them was the use of gas warfare. Herein is explained the main gas weapons used in direct violation of the Hague Convention, their effects, and the reason they were not used much after the War.
A really great photographer took a really crappy penguin stereo photo, so now I take the piss - about 120 years later.
A Realistic Travels card featuring the legendary Sopwith Camels might not be so... realistic... but it's goshdarn cool, considering what these birds could do!
The idea of finding out about a previously-unknown-to-me industrial site in a city in Ithaca, where I spent four happy years, and knew like the back of my hand, was exciting to me. And what a cool stereoview I got! Unfortunately, that's about all I got...
An examination of a 3D image of the moon that predates the moon landing by almost a century - and explore its technique and the people and companies involved.
People who start reading this blog regularly will notice a recurring theme in my collection - besides Great War views and amateur stereographs, there's nothing I like more than a weird scene. This a pretty weird stereoview, especially when one considers that it was taken by B. W. Kilburn, one of the great American stereo …