Stereoscopic Cards


Stereoscopic cards were popular from around the 1850s until early in the 20th century.  They consisted of two photographs, each about 3 ins square, mounted on board about 7 ins x 3.5 ins.  They were viewed through a stereoscope to give a 3D image.

Edinburgh frequently featured on stereo cards, produced by:

- publishers in the USA and elsewhere

- several of Edinburgh's own photographers. 

Below is a list of the stereo cards of Edinburgh that I have seen.  Most of these are in my own collection.  Some are reproduced on this web site.  Please click on the underlined links below to see them.



Stereo Views

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