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The Stereopticon Exhibition, (photograph)

Artist:
Unknown
Medium:
Stereoscope/ambrotype/photograph
Type:
Photographs
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
The Stereopticon Exhibition. The Stereoscopic Department of the Bazaar should not be overlooked in our report, as it was one of the most interesting and attractive features of the Exhibition. It occupied some two rooms nearly opposite the Art Gallery, one of which was used as a salesroom for Ambrotypes in unique carved wood and rustic frames, which attracted many admirers; also rosewood, and "passepartout." The collection of card Photographs was very fine, and a large number were sold, at prices which satisfied every one. Besides these we had a splendid assortment of Photographic Albums, which were furnished us, by one of our most prominent dealers, at a discount that enabled us to make a very handsome profit. The second room was the centre of all attraction, in which were placed ten large stereoscopes, containing nearly a thousand very fine views, of almost endless variety. One could easily imagine himself in some fairy land, surrounded by scenes too beautiful for earth--and then suddenly you would find yourself transported to some battle-field strewed with dead and dying, or to a grand waterfall, or, perchance, to some gay and festive drawing-room scene. The statuary in these was exceedingly good. [P. 24; entry was recorded only in the descriptive prefatory note to the catalogue.]
Report of the Christmas Bazaar, held under the Auspices of the Babies' Hospital Relief Association, from December 14 to December 22, inclusive, at Corinthian Hall, Rochester, N.Y. Rochester: Printed by Bunton & Andrews, Book and Job Printers. 1863.
Topic:
Landscape--Waterfall
State of Being--Evil--War
Landscape--Imaginary
Recreation--Party
Figure(s) In Interior--Domestic
Control number:
AECI 04110132
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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