Synopses & Reviews
Old New York lives and breathes once again in these rare original three-dimensional photographs, showing the city we love at its nostalgic best. Here are the first skyscrapers, the old street markets, the wharves, street cars and elevated trains, and our New York ancestors at work and play.
Like a long-forgotten photo album discovered in Grandma’s attic, these books open up to display a lost world come to life through 3-D photography. Each book will include a brief, colorful history of stereoscope photography, which started in the 1850s offering people their first photographic views of the world. This was the television or internet of the time, and millions of viewers and photos were sold by traveling door-to-door salesmen. 45 images will be reproduced, along with their reverse side including a detailed historical caption on the subject.
About the Author
Greg Dinkins is founder and president of the New York Stereoscopic Society. He is the principal program director of the NYSS, working with artists, filmmakers, scientists, collectors, historians, and photographers to organize shows on subjects ranging from ethnography to architecture, hard science to fine art. He is an expert in all formats of stereo projection.