This is an appropriate image for election day. Back when stereo cards were popular not many Hood River residents were able to travel to Washington DC, but cards such as this could bring distant locales into their parlors.
B. L. Singley was the originator of Keystone View Company in Meadville, Pa. The company was in existence from 1892-1963. Some of the older stereo cards are of great value.
I remember looking at stereo cards when I was a little girl. Apparently, my great-grandparents had them, as they were in their old home.
I am guessing this might have been taken prior to the fence going up to keep the unwanted element at bay. Love the ornate pattern in the flower bed in front...
Charlott on 8th November 2016 @ 7:07am
Was not around then to view this in "3 D". Precursor to the View Master! Very nice. More info on this on the Web.
Judy on 8th November 2016 @ 7:31am
We have some nice cards and stereo viewers at the museum in the kids' area (adults are allowed too). I've trained my eyes to be able to see these in 3D without a viewer, but it's a really good way to get a headache. The 3D effect on this one isn't worth the trouble.
Arthur on 8th November 2016 @ 9:42am
We had a large box of stereo cards and two viewers when I was growing up. Not sure what became of them, but I wish I had them now, just because of the history in each photo.
L.E. on 8th November 2016 @ 9:45am
From an historic preservation perspective stereo cards are great: they are always in focus (they were taken by pros), they usually survive pretty well because of the cardboard backing, if they are dirty or scratched you have two frames to choose from, and the resolution is usually good enough to pull in some great detail from the scan.
Arthur on 8th November 2016 @ 12:00pm
The card shows the White House in 1894. Amazon has a 8.5" x 12" copy this same photo for $11.00.
LMH on 8th November 2016 @ 1:25pm
1894 was a mid-term election year. The country was deep in a depression and "Coxey's Army" marched to Washington D.C. in protest of income equality and proposed a federally funded road building project.
There were Oregonians who joined the march.
L.E. on 9th November 2016 @ 12:09am