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ONLINE—Stereocards: Demonstration & History

Friday, September 24, 2021, 1 p.m., Online

Stereocards consist of two side-by-side images mounted to cardstock that when seen through a special viewer (called a stereoscope), appear to be three-dimensional. These became popular in the 19th century, and from the 1850s to 1890s, the most common photographic process for creating the images was albumen printing.

In this webinar, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will give a demonstration, showing how stereocards are made using albumen prints and basic materials found at your local art store. Boyer Cataloger in the Department of Photography Lilyan Jones will share a brief history of this fun and unique technology, sharing examples from the museum’s Boyer Collection.

Free to members; $12 for nonmembers. Registration via Eventbrite (registration opens soon).

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Recording of this demonstration will be available to all paid attendees and members.

Note: This demonstration does not include specific instructions or guidance on how to make your own albumen prints or stereographs. If you are interested in diving deeper, getting the full recipe, and learning more, please e-mail workshops@eastman.org for information.

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