Rector Bath House - Stereoview

Rector Bath House - Stereoview

Artist:
Type: Wet plate collodion process prints
Year: 1870-1890
Size/Dimensions: H: 3.875", W: 6.937"
Origin: Gala Fund Purchase Honoring Peg Newton Smith
Accession Number: 94.71.4

This image is of the Rector Bath House in Hot Springs, Arkansas. On the back of the stereoview is the photographer"s mark that reads, "Stereoscopic Views of Hot Springs and Surroundings Photographed by J. F. Kennedy," with a listing of 81 different views offered by Kennedy of Hot Springs. Stereoviews were developed in the 1860s as a way to replicated human vision. By mounting two negative prints of the same image side by side on a single card, and viewing the card with a stereoscope, the impression of depth was created.

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Rector Bath House - Stereoview