January 18, 2022

New on Flickr: NARA (National Archives, U.S.) Posts Curated Collection of 19th Century Stereographs

GIF versions of the stereographs will be created in about a week at NARA hosted event. You can create your own today!

From NARA:

Stereographs are 19th Century photographs that are two almost identical photographs that appear three dimensional when viewed through a steroscope.

Using the New York Public Library Labs Stereogranimator, we will be making these images into GIFs during a GIF-a-thon hosted at the National Archives’ Innovation Hub on May 21, 2016. Using the software developed by the NYPL Labs we can make 19th century fun into 21st century fun and highlight National Archives holdings in a new light.


Old Faithful (ca. 1869 – ca. 1878). One of the 97 Stereographs Included in the Flickr Collection; Source NARA (via Flickr)

Direct to NARA’s Flickr Collection of Stereographs

Learn More, Create Your Own GIFs, Direct to NYPL Labs Stereogranimator

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.